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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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m "Bruges mm with the fun in their eyes, • which much diftreffed them, and then fell upon them, fhtmting out, c Ghent l1 The moment the men of Bruges heard the cannon and the cry of Ghent, and faw them marching to attack them in front,-they, like cowards, opened their ranks, and let-ting the Ghent men pafs without making any defence, flung down their staves and ran away. The Ghent men were in clofe order, and, per-ceiving their enemies were defeated, began to knockdown and kill on all fides. They advanc-ed with a quick step, shouting, c Ghent and faying, c Let us purfue briïkly our enemies, who are defeated, afld enterthe town with them : ' God eyes us this day with looks of pity.1 - They followed thofe of Bruges with fo much courage that, whenever they knocked dowè or tilled any one, they marched on without halting &r quitting the purfuit, whilst the men of Brugek fled with the haste of a defeated army. I must fay, • that at this place there were multitudes of flam, wounded and thrown down; fer they made no defence, and never were finch cowafffly wretches as thofe of Bruges, or who more weak-ly or recreantly behaved themfelves, after all tfeerrr ihfoîence when they first took the field. Some may wiah to excufe them ' by fuppofing there ïmght have been treafotf, which caijrféd ^this de-feat. This was fiot fo ; but fuch poor arid weak conduct fell on their bwn beads. • " - • CHAP.


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