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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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aid. We wifl, howève* drap at ptefent iM§ ftrbjectiintrl the proper time come, and fpeak of ihe earl ôf Flanders' conduct in Iille.. • ' After hislafe great difbomfiture before Èruges* he lèarnt that fir ThieM dû Ban, fir Fleurant dtt Hurlée and filr John Bérnage, had entered Oude-» ,xrarde,: and kept pofTeflioii of it during all the events which had followed the defeat at Bruges. He well knew that thefe knights were not in fuf-tfcient ftrength to oppofe the force of Flanders, if they Should lay fiege to it, as it was expected they would ihftantly do. • In order to reinforce and victual it, he called to him a knight, named fir Dahièl dè Haïùyn*, and faid to him j c Danief, you will go to the town of Ouden&tfde; I ap-point yob hi governor, and you shall take with fbu one hundred and fifty lances, good men at arms; one hundred crofs-bows, and two hundred lufty vartets with pikes and shields. You wifl be careful of the garrifon, for I give it loyally into your charge ; and haften to victual it with eottty oats, falted meats, and wines from our £ooât fiîendfr and neighbours in the town of Tonrnày, who I truft: will not fail us in thii urgent neceffity.* ' - ' My lord/ replied the-knight, ' your orders Atatt bé obeyed ; and I accept the guard of the town of Oudenarde, fince it pleafes you to com-mand • ntë. No accident fball happen to ' ft , * Daniel de Haluyn. This muft be the fcerfoiiwhom bd Wore caHrBamot, and Damaux de Hafcun. - . through


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