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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 129



After this event, feveral of the wifeft and richeft citizens in Ghent began to murmur, and were much vexed : they faid among themfelves, that a great outrage had been committed when the earl's bailiff had thus been murdered in the execution of his office I and that their lord would be juftly of-fended* and never grant them peace : that thefe wicked people had put the town to the hazard of being totally deftrpyed, if God did not fpcedily afford a remedy. • Notwiehftanding all thefe words,- there was not one among them who had courage perfonally to correft or reprove the aqthors of thefe atrocitieis. • John de Faucille, who at that time was a man Jiuch renowned for his wifdom ip Ghçnt, on find-ing things carried to fuch lengths as the murdering of the earl's bailiff, thought it puft end badly : that he might not be Mpeftçd by the earl, he left the town privately, and Went to a handfomc conn-try-houfe which he had near Ghent, and there re-gained, having given orders to tell every one he was vçry unwejl and melancholy, and could fee none but his own. people. Eyery day, however, He had news from Ghent; for he had left there the greater part of his family, his wife, his children §nd his friends* and thus he diflembled for a con-fidcrable time* CHAP. 118


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