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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 133



m do you drpr out into the fields tomorrow your men, and we will fee what appearance they make $ for it is proper we take me*fures againft a furprife. This will not coft us any thing, and wiU make ua more feared.' They ail anfwered, th^t he had well f)xkcn. This meafure was followed ; and, on the morrow, they marched out of the gate leading to Bruges, and drew up a handfome plain without Ghent, called Andreghien. When they were all arrived, John Lyon looked at them with grçat pleafure* for they were full ten thoufand, well armed ; and laid, 'Here is indeed a handfome company/ When he had examined them for a fhort f^ace, m^ had been all round them, he added : * I would propofe that we vifit my lord's houfe, fince we are fo near to it. 1 have bcçn told that he has lipd therein many ftores and provifions, which may be of great prejudice to the town of Ghent/ This was agreed tm j and they marched to An-dreghien, which at the time was without guards or defence. They entered the houfe, and began to fcarch it every where. The white hoods and their ribbald crew which had entered, very foon de-fpoiled it, taking away whatever they could lay their hands on. There were many rich jewels and clothes, for the earl kept there his wardrobe. John Lyon aficéted to be in a violent paflion at this con-duo, but was not fo in reality, as it afterwards ap-peared} for, after they had left the caftle and marched into the plain, on looking.behind them, they


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