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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
page 102



m • f-By nay firith' then,* faid fhfiip,- f 1 would advifê that we ALL march in armsagakift my lout. We (hall find him at Bruges ; and, when he hears ôf our coming, he will fally forth and fight with us : for the pride of thofe in Bruges and about his perfon, who excite him day and night againft us, will urge him t0 the combat. If God (hall, through his mercy, grant that we gain the field, and defeat our enemies, our affairs will be inftant-ly retrieved, and we shall be the moft refpected people in the univerfe. If we be defeated, 'we •fliall die honourably^ and God will have pity on and thé remainder of the inhabitants of 'Ghent will fiftifh this bufineft, and be pardotoed by the earl our lord.* . - '' At thefe word*, they all shouted out, «We wil follow this plan, and no other !* Ptùiip1 then &id,~* My good gentlemen^ finôe yèu ttré thu* fefolved, return home and get ready yottr fcrtrts-#r iri the courfe of to~ïriorrôw, I am determined to march for Bruges: .the remaining LONGER here Wil tiot be to our advantage. Within five day* We shall know if we be to die, or to life with honour. I will order the constables of thediSferent parishes to go from houfe to houfe, and chboft the beft armed and thofe moft fit for the fervice.* Immediately after the meeting broke up, and every one returned home to make ready, teach according to his abilities, they kept the gates of the town fo clofely shut that no peribn whatever Wasfu^fered to come in or go ontftsferé Thwfltey afternoon, when thofe who were to lftarch on thks ' ' ' • • • ;&pè&tym


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