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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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CHAP. XIX. 'THE CONDUCT Of THE GHENT MEN AT BRUGES. —»ALL THE TOWNS IN FLANDERS SURRENDER TO THEM EXCEPT OUDENARDE. NEWS was fpread through all countries of th* defeat which the earl of Flanders and the City of Bruges had fuffered from Ghent. Many Wefre rejoiced at it, more particularly the common people. ' Thofe in the principal towns of Brabant and the bishoprick of Liege were fo much coh* nected with them that they were the more pleaf-èd, às it Was partly their own concern. Thofe if Paris and Rouen were equally delighted* though they dared not shew it openly. When pope Clement heard the news, he mtifed awhile and then faid, that this defeat was a rod from God, to make the earl take warning, and that he had fent him this affliction,* becaufe he had REBELLED against him. • Several great lords in France, and other cottii* trie*, faid, the earl was ûot touch to be pitied if he iWfered à little; for his preemption was fiich, that he neither valued HOT loved any neighbour iftg lord, however great, neither king of France nùt otfher, if not agreeable to him; oh which ae-#0tmt they fell thefcfe for his drEreffef; ThMii 109


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