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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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have made your own choice; but we {hall earvfe and cut out for ourfelves. Advance, Philip, on thefe traitors, who want to betray and difhonour the town of Ghent/ _ • • • On faying this, Peter du Bois" drew his dag-ger, and, coming up to Guifebert, ftruck hhn qîl the belly and knocked him down dead. Philip drew alio his . dagger, and with it ftruck Symoa Bete and flew him. They then began to cry cutc Treafon, treafon !' They had their parti-fens all round about them, fo that many of the richeft and greateft men in the town diffembled, to fave their lives. At that time only thofe two were killed ; but to fatisfy the people, and to turn the affair to their advantage, they fent their fcouts to cry through the town, that Guifebert and fir Bymon Bete, like falfe traitors, wanted to betray the good town of Ghent Thus the matter ended : the dead were dead; and no •ne was called to any account for it, nor any penalty exacted. ; ' When the earl of -Flanders, who was at Bruges, heard of this, he was forely enraged,-and faid,— At the entreaties of my coufins of Brabant jtpd Hainault, I *6o eaftïy acceded to their wifhes of •snaking peac^ with Ghent, and more than one* * have they, in return, thus acted ; but 1 will h&m them know, they fhall never have peace, until: I liave had-given-tip: to me fuch a number of the inhabitants as will fatisfy me/ Inihis manner were flain two valiant and rich *men in the town of Ghent, for having acted ao-«or|i% to the intentions of many of their fellow-citizens. 13


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