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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5
page 116



• f 105 he is in, or will be, through thefe ' white hood* which he has re-eftablifhed.* f No, no/ replied Gilbert, f let me but ipeak with my lord, and they fhall be put down. I am willing they fhould accomplifh their enterprize, againft the pioneers from Bruges, for the good of our town ; for, in truth, it will be completely "ruined, if they be fuffered to proceed.' John Lyon mà his rout, when they had all their white hoods, marched from Ghent, with the inten-tion of killing the diggfers atid thofe who guarded them, News was foon carried to the pioneers, that a large force from Ghent was coming againft them : they were fo much afraid of the confé-quences they left their work, $nd retired to Bruges ; pad none were bold enough to return to their digging. John and his white hoods, not feeing any one, returned to Ghent : but they did not remain quiet, for they went up and down the town, looking at and examining every thing. John Lyon kept them in this ftate, and told fome of them in private to make themfelves comfortable, to eat and drink, and not to mind expenfç ; for thofe fhould pay their fcorc at a future time who would not now give them a farthing* CHAP.


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