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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
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ïtflôtfèd to furtlmon them, and to lead- them with them wherever they pleafed. Soon after they had been thus drawn up in the hiarket-placë, John Lyon and fome of his captains Went to the hall, whence they ifîuëd a proclamation for all the ' men of Ghent to retire peaceably to their quarters, and there to difarm themfelves with-oiit noife, or any tumult, under pain of death, #hich was quickly obeyed. They were alfo for-bidden to diflbdgë any one, or to engage in any quarrels, or to take any thing from their hofts Without inftandy paying for it, under the fame penalty. This proclamation being iflued, another was pub-lifhed on the part of thé town, for eabh houfehôlder to receive as friends the good men of Ghent, and tb afford them all forts of provifion at the market priées i and that no undue advantages fhould be taken, nor any quarrels nor Contentions ftirred up, under pain of death. All pèrfons retired no# to their houfes or quar-ters; and the inhabitants of the two towns thus remained amicably together for two days, and Strengthened their alliance and friendfhip mutually: Their treaties being drawn out and fealed, on the third day the men of Ghent departed, and marched to the town of Damme, which inftandy opened its gates, and received them moft courteoufly : they remained there two days. John Lyon, during his fbort ftay, was feized with a fudden ficknefs that fwelled his body ' exceedingly : the night he was taken ill, he had fupped in great revelry with the VOL. V. K . • ( ladies


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