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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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m wUfrfoftdîng, dl _ our. lords may. not have joined 1)6 ; by this means, we ihail frighten .them, when we will Hill on: them with a thorough good wiH/ It fck the power of God, and within the com-pafs of our own ability, to defeat them,, for they' are badly armed, whilft our fpears and fwords are of well tempered ft eel from 'Bourdeaux ; and the haubergeoris* they weay wiH be a poor de-fence, and cannot prevent our blows from pene-trating through them/ With fpch hopes as thefe did thofe who had paffed the river comfort themfelves, and remain in filence during the night. ..... The conftable of France, - who was on fhe oilier ïîdeiof thé river, towards Lille, had great anguiih at heart on their account, and^wifheâ himfelf and army in the town of Commines wiih them. The mar(hals of Burgundy and Flanders, and thofe knights who were'near his perfcn, in order to comfort him, fakl ; € My lord do not be cafidown; for all ttniftôwn that thofe who Aave crofted the river are truly valiant, as-well as prudent knights, and we muft believe they wiU not do any thing but what fhall be dictated by good fénfe and valour- They will not engage in combat this day, and you have given' permiflkm for all to pafs the river as they can* : * To-itaoprow, • as foon as day-break ihail appear^ let us exert ourfeives to cmfs the bridge. Wè harethis day made more provifion of plânk* and timber than will be Oefeeflary, fe that we* -••V' .—" ' '•'»••• • ' ' * • ' : * Haubergeons,—fmall coats nv»fl- ; • ' raay


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