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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 may be ibon over to reinforce th^m, should they have need of it, and thefe wicked people will be prevented from overpowering them/ Thus was the conftable of France confoled by the valiant men in his company. • • CHAP.XXXVL THE FRENCH WHO HAD CROSSED THE LIS DEFEAT, , WITH GREAT SLAUGHTER, PETER DU BOIS AND THE FLEMINGS.—THE VAN-GUARD of THE ' FRENCH ARMY REPAIR AND PASS OVER TtiE BRIDGE OF COMMINES. . - TpETERduBois knowing thefe men at arm*-were in the marfliesjoining Commines,was*not perfectly at his eafe, for he was uncertain what might be the event. He had, however, under his command, fix or feven thoufand men, to whotn, during the night, he had thus fjioken; 9 The men at arms who have' crofled the river to fight with us are neither of iron nor fteel.. They have laboured hard this whole day, and have been all night Handing in thefe marflies, fo that it is poffible, towards day-break, they will be overpowered with fleep. While they are in this fituation, we will come fitly to attack them : our numbers are fufiicient to furround them : but when we have fo done, let no one dare to rufh upon them, but remain filent ; for when it (hall be proper time for you to act, I will inform you/ To this command of Peter they all pro-mifed obedienet. On


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