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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 146



ârifh a rod In thé rivers Scheie and "Lis; sud fcë Nearly proved his incapacity daringthe ûegç el Oudenanle. Be knew not hww to take the 4»wn9 and, through pmde and preemption, thought that it iptift he his, «ad that the inhabi* tartis ought to ooine and furoeoder it to him. They had a* fuch inclination ; est behaved themfelves like valorous me», {kmmâmkg fief qirently with* thefe Flemings at the barriers, in which they flew many and mimcfaâ cr ¥ and' then retired without lofs into t^ieir town. - la thefe lallies, Lambert-de Lainhrea, Triftaa his brother, qnd the loud de Lundhipn, gained jseat renoijm. • * : The Flemings obfecving that the ditches of Oudenarde were wide and Ml of water, and that they could not approach the place but with great peril, refolved in counfel to collect quan-tities of faggots and ftraw to fill them up, to enable them to come near the walls and engage hand to hand. As it had been ordered, fo it was executed ; but the garrifon held what they were about cheap, and faid, that if there were no treafon between them and the townfpeople, they were not alarmed for the event of the liege. However, fir Daniel de Haluyri, the governor, to prevent any mifconduct, had kept the citi-zfiwrtQ «im?h under eommané that they tef iot any pejwçr • whatever 1 and he had ftmctly wdpi^9 %h& mm of the mbdStitmxfo tûprià $#3 ofcçoà the wajfc» by fay or aight, with* ont feeing apcoœpattied by. ibme of the mm at ar*fts, pifoerwife, |6ita*4-th0y wotik* rifle th* lfljs ,^f their lives. : I» 182'


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