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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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Thcfc orders of the earl were obeyed by the mar-ital, if ho faid to the French fquire, f You fhall ac-company us without any danger, and when it fhall be agreeable to toy lord you will be delivered/ Gauvain replied, € God help me !' A herald was fent to the caftle, to repeat to the governor the words you have heard. The following day, .they marched towards Gene-ville in Beauce, always in expectation of having an engagement with the enemy ; for they well knew they were followed and watched by the French, in greater numbers than themfelvcs. True it is, that the French dukes, counts, barons, knights and fquires eagerly wifhed for a battle, and faid among themfelvcs, that it was very blameable and foolifh not to permit them to engage, and fuffer the enemy thus to flip through their hands. But, when it was mentioned to the king, he replied, € Let them alone : they will deftroy themfelvcs/ The Englifh continued their march, with the intent to enter Brittany. . _ Yob before heard, that there were three hun-dred fpears in Gene ville, fo the whole army palled by it. There was indeed at the barriers fome little fkirmifhing, which lafted npt long, as it was time thrown away. Without Geneville a handfome mill was deftroyecf. The earl came to Ytervillc*, and difmounted at the houfe of the Templars. The van-guard went forwards to Puifctf, wherç i%y heard that fixty companions had pofted themfelvcs • f Probaly Interville,—Puifét—near Janyillc in Beaace* -P 3 in . ,213


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