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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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' Numbers of them are now fearchi'ng for their enemies from ftreet to ftreet, and many of the ttien of Bruges have joined them, who conduct them from Hotel to Hôtel to feek thofe whom they want. You cannot fiafs any of the gate^ Without danger of being killed, for they are in their pofleffion ; nor can you return to your palace, for a large rout of Ghent men have marched thither/ When the eârl heard this fpeech, which was heart-breaking as you may guefè, he began to be much alarmed and to fee the peril he was in. He refolved to follow the advice of not going fur-ther, and to fave himfelf if he could, which was confirmed by his own judgment. He ordered the torches to be extinguifhed, and faid to thofe about him,—c I fee clearly that affairs are With* aut remedy : I therefore give permiffion for every one to depart and favé himfelf in the beft man* rier hë can.* His orders were obeyed. The torches were put out, and thrown in the ftreets; ^ and all who were in company with the earl fe-parated and went away. He himfelf went to a bye-ftreêt, where he was difarméd by his fervant, and, throwing down his clothes, put on his fer-tant's, faying,—c Go about thy bufinèfs, and favé thyfelf if thou canft; but be filent if thou fait into the hands of my enemies; and if they àfk thee any thing about me, do not give them any ' Information/ . * My lord/ replied the valet, 91 will fooner die/ " fhe earl of Flanders thus remained atone, and it may be truly faid he was in the grcatèft'âàn- ' ger .100 .


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