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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 235



When Philip had formed his men in battle array, and told them how they were to act, he went to the wing of his army in which he had the greateft confidence. ÎJear him was his page en the cour fer, to whom he faid,—€ Go, wait for me at that bufb out of bow-fhot; and, when thou ft)alt"fee the difcojnfiture of the French and the pursuit begin, bring me my. horfe and ffcotit jmy cry ; they will make way for thee to \cone to me, for I wiib to be the firft. in, the purfuit.' The page, on . thefe words, left his mafter and did as he had ordered him. Philip placed near him, on the fide of this wing, forty Eogr Jiih archers whom he had in his pay. Now, if it be confidejjed how well Philip had arranged this bufinefs, I am of opinion, and in this I am joined by feveral others, that he well knew £he art of war: but in one inftance, which I will relate, he acted wrong. It was in quitting the firft ftrong pofition he had taken in the morning ; for they would. never have fought to light kînp. there, as it would have been too much to their difadvantage ; but he wiflied to /hew thpt his people were men of courage, and bad little fear of their enemies. fti


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