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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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CHAP. UV. DURING THIS WAR, THE RICH CITIZENS OF ' GHENT ARE SUBJUGATED BY THEIR SOLDIERS. PHILIP VON ARTAVELD IS MADE GOVERNOR OF GHPT. • . XX7HEN the news was carried to Ghent that Ar-* * noul le Clerc was flain, and his men de-feated, many began to take alarm, and to fay among themfelves, f Our affairs go on very badly': by degrees, they will kill all our captains and men •: we have done ill to make this war upon the earl our lord, for by little and little he will deftroy us. The hatreds of Gilbert Matthew and John Lyon are now falling upon us, and we have too long t followed the opinions of John Lyon and Peter du Bois : they have driven us into this war, and brought on us the hatred of our lord to fuch à degree that we fhall never be admitted to mercy, nor obtain a peace. It will be better that twenty or thirty fhould fuffer than a whole city/ This was the converfatîon of feveral when, to-gether in private, from their dread of the ill-inten-tioned who were of another way of thinking, and' were daily adding to their power, though at the beginning they were but poor workmen fcarcely worth a groat. They had now plenty of gold and filver ; 315


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