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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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they flicw courage in preferring death by the Avord, rather than famine.' • They determined to fend out three men at. arms, to examine the force and fituation of the enemy. The marshal of Flanders ordered three valiant fquires on this fervice, whofe names were Lambert de Lambres, Damas de Buffy, and John de Béart: they fet out, mounted on the finest horfes in the town, and advanced toward the Ghent army. While this was going forward, every perfon in Bruges made himfelf ready, and shewed the most eager defire to fally forth and combat the men of Ghent; of whom I will now fay a word, and of the manner in which they had drawn themfelves up. • On the Saturday morning, Philip von Artaveld ordered his whole army to pay their devotions to God, and maffes to be faid in.différent places;' (for there were with them feverai monks,) that evety man should confefs himfelf, and make other becoming preparations, and that they should pray to God with that truth, as people looking to him alone for mercy. . - ' /; • All this was done, and mais celebrated in fe-ven different places. After each raafs was a fer-mon, which lafted an hour and an half: • the monks' and priefts endeavoured, by their difcour-fes, to shew the great fimilitude between them and the people of Ifrael, whom Pharaoh, king of Egyjit, detained fo long in flavery, and who, through God's grace, were delivered, and con-, ducted by Mofes and Aaron into the land of pro-mife, whilft Pharaoh, and the Egyptians were drowned. 91


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