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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 117



only LOFE our time here: the poor woman fpeaks ' truth : there is not a foul but herfelf and her 1 children/ On faying this, they left the houfe and went into another quarter; and no one afterwards ' entered it, who had bad intentions. The earl of Flanders, hearing all this conver-sation as he lay hid, you may eafily imagine, was in the greateft fear of his life. # In the morn- ' ing he could have faid he was one of thexnoft powerful princes in Chriftendom, and that fame night he felt himfelf one of the fmalleft. One may truly fay, that the fortunes of this world are not fiable. It was fortunate for him to fave his life; and this miraculous efcape ought to be to him a remembrance his whole lifetime. We will now leave the earl of Flanders, and fpeak of Bruges, and how the Ghent men PROS-pered. CHAP. XV1IL THE GHENT MEN SPARE THE FOREIGN MER-CHANTS IN BRUGES.—THE EARL OF FLANDERS -QUITS BRUGES, AND RETURNS TO LILLE, WHITHER SOME OF HIS PEOPLE HAD ALREADY RETREATED. FRANCIS Atremen was one of the principal leaders of the mob. He was ordered by Philip von Artaveld and Peter du Bois, to fearch the town of Bruges, and guard the market-place, until they fhould find themfelves complete matters of the town. He was particularly commanded to fuffer 103


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