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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.6

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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.6
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formerly done: th#y this time advanced fe far that they fuffered fin» it, for thofe of Ghent had placed in amhufcade more than two hundred men beyond the wdte of tfoe town. They were armed with long pikesi Some fajd, this ambus-cade was formed of the greater part of thofa who. had fled, from Gràmmont, in the hope of furroundingrartd making prifoner the lord d'Ang- ' hien, in revenge for the mifchief he had done them. They knew him to be young, courageous and apt to venture himfelf fooliftily, which gave them hopes; of the*' fuccefs they had. It Vas unfortunate for him* as well as for thofe who ac-companied fi&rifc The lewd d'Aftgfrien and1 hiis; company were quite off;their gnatôwhen they found-themfelves finrouneted by the Gfhent men, who advanced boldly up* crying out?, Surrender; or you are% ail dead, men:' iPlie ford*d'Anghien, perceiving his fituwticm* aflred ad vice from the lord de Mon* tigny-, whœ W^frbèfide him : he^eplied',—c Sir, it is too late!. let Us defend- ourfelves, and fell our lives asdcariy as We can: there is nothing elft* to' do* md we ha*e mW ar moment for delay,9 TKe.kaigllto'llieir made the %rof the croft, aad^reoommcfijiing themfelves to God and St. George, daihed among their enemies ; for they ooruld noways retreat, being in! the midft of their .arnbufcade. They behaved very gallantly, and did every thing that could be done in arms; but they were: .outnumbered by their opponents, Wlio, having long pikes, gave fuch ftrokes as were but too mortal, as the event (hewed. The 5


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