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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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to difpofe of,. It would hprp been tett#r fqrlfeem to have remained quiet in their hoipfe^ for tbi? difplay coft them dearly. They faid they had done it with good intentions, but it was takçn in an oppofite fenfe. The king lodged at Louvfes*, and framthepce went to Bourgetf : it was immediately rppor£ed in Paris, that the king would be inftantly there : upon which, upwards of twenty thoufand Parifi-ans armed themfelves and took the field/and drew up in a handfome battalion betwqep St J^dre and Paris, on the fide ofMontn^rtre. Their crofe-bowmen had large fhields and mallets, and all were prepared as for inftant combat. The king was ftill at Bourget, with, his lords, when this news was brought theip, and an account of thé ftate of Paris. c See,' faid the lords, € the pride and prefumption of this mob ! what are they nqw making this difplay for ? if they had thus come to ferve the king when he fet out for Flauflers, they would have done well; but their heads were only fluffed with prayers to God, that none of ys might return/ To thefe words fome, who would have been glad to have gone further and attacked the Parifians, added,—' if the king be well ad-vifed, he will not put himfelf into the l^ands of • Louvre»,-** town in tlje Me of France, five league* from Senlis, fix from Paris. f Bourgs—a fmall town in the Kta of frpMfc ai## « league front Paps. fuch 148


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