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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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yet, m COIFIDERATION FOR the caufe which had brought them thither, and the trouble they bad taken to come to Bruges, AS well as out of refpect fo their lords, the duchefs of Brabant his fifter, duke Albert his coufin AND the bifliop of Liege, he would INFTANTLY fend his COUNCIL TO TOURPAY With his FINAL declaration, and what were his fu~ ture intentions/4 They therefore returned tt Tournay, and related what the EARL had fitid. Six days afterwards, arrived at Tournay, by prders of the earl, the lord de RAFEFLEZ, the lord de Gontri§, fir John Villarae and the provoft of Harlebecque, who made excufes from the earl WHY he came not in perfon. They then deli-vered the earl's determination, that the inhabi-tants of Ghent were not to expect peace from hw, uulefe all perfons, from the age of fifteen to fixty, fubmitted, to come out of that city, bare headed in their fliirts, with halters about their necks, on the road between Ghent and Bruges, where the earl would wait fçr them, and grant them PARDON, or put them to death according to his pleafure, When tttw anfwer was carried by the deputies pf the tbree countries to thofe of Ghent, they were mûm confounded than ever. The bailiff of 4i*inault, then, addreffmg them, laid,—-c My good gentlemen, you are in great peril, is you may each of you judge, and we can aflfere you of it : mow, if you accept thefe term*, he wiB not put alî to death that fhall prefect themMves before him, but only fome who have angered him morn than the and means may bt fo*»d to m& lify him, atad ^eitebuconpaffitiii; fo that tkofe who 79


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