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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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ufed to arms, fhould reconnoitre the pofition of the Flemings, and report to the king and his uncles the truth of it : during which time, the lord d'Albreth and fir Hugh de Châtillon were employed in forming the battalions. • Thefe three knights, leaving the king, fet off on the flower of their fleeds and rode towards that part where they thought they fhould find the Flemings, and towards the fpot where they had encamped the preceding night. You muft know that on the Thurfday morn-ing, when the thick mift came on, the Flem-ings having, as you have before heard, march-ed, before day-break, to this ftrong pofition, had there remained until about eight o'clock, wh^n, not feeing nor hearing any thing of the. French, their numbers excited in them pride and felf-fufficiency and their captains, as well as others, began thus to talk among them-felves : € What are we about thus Handing flill, and almoft frozen with cold ? Why do we not advance with courage, fince fuch is our incli-nation, and feek our enemies to combat them ? We remain here to no purpofe, for the French will never come to look for us. - Let us at leaft. march to Mont d'Qr, and take advantage of the mountain. Many fucbfpeeches were made, and they att confehted to march.to Mont d'Or, which was between • them and the French. In order to avoid the ditch in their front, they turned the grove and entered the plain. Whili they were thus on their march round the grove, the three • • . knights 119 ,


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