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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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of "knighthood: for~iio varlet was fuffered to crofs. . - Thé lord JLonîs de Saricejre, feeing fo many gallant jEftën (fixteçn* banners and thirty pennons,) faid, hç fliOuld think" himfelf to Maine, if he re-ft mjieditehind. IJethën èjnlëjed the boats, with his1fcfii£hts and Quires ; and the lord de Hàngéft, &c. crossed àt the fame time. " . ' . ' /. \ M^hen they were ail assembled, ihey. faid, ' It is time tô march towards Commines,* to loo"k at our enemies, and fee if we cantiot make our quarters,good in the town.* . . tJpon this, they tightened their arms, buckled? their helmets on their heads in a proper manner, and/ advancing through the marfhes which are contiguous to the river, marched in order " of Cattle, with banners and pennons difplayed, as if they were immediately to engage. The lord !e ' Saint Py was the principal conductor anc\ commander in chief, becaufe he knew the coun-try better than any of the others. ' As they were thus marching in clofe order, in their way towards the town, Peter du Bois and the Flemings were drawn up on the caufeway ; When, caftiftg their eyes towards the meads, they faw this'body of men at arms approaching. They were exceedingly aftoniflied, and demanded from "Peter du Bois, c By what devil of jt road have tliefe 'men at arms come ? and how have thl^ croèsëdthè Lis?' He replied,—' They muft have CfOfted in boats, and we have known nothing of the matter; for there is neither bridge nor - '; . 1 • paffable ; 1181


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