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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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expedition were prepared: in all, about five thoufand men, and not more. 'they loaded about two hundred carts with cannon and artillery, and only feven with pro* vifions ; that is, five with bread and two with wine, for there were but two tuns of wine in the town. You may judge irom this to what ûraits they* had been reduced. It was a miferable fpectacle to fee thofe who went, and thofe who remained. . Thefe laft faid to them,—' Good friends, yon fee what you leave behind; but never think of returning unlefs you can do fo with honour, for you wiBhotfindany thing here. The moment we hear of your DEFEAT, -ôr death, we wiH fet fire to the town, and perish in the flames, like meri in dè%air/ ; - Thofe who were marching out replied, by way of comforting them,—c What you lay is vêryjuft. Pray God ht ms; for^e place our hopes in him, andtrtift he will afflft )rou,: as well as us, before our return/ •Thut «d thefe - five1'Aoafemd h*en.of JGFCEAT march off Htith theit flérider stores, afid enctttnp* ed abô&t aJlééfguê from Ghent; but touched not their ptovifion, taking up with what they could find in the ebhntry. On Friday, they marched the whole day, and then meddled not with Ihék Store»; but their fcouts picked up fome ie# things in the country, wkSh which they made shift, and fixed their quarters that evening a long league from Bruges. 4 • They halted there, confidering it a proper itototoiHatoiMJkm m^sm^ f&thm were in front


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