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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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der their command about fifteen hundred lances more* Sir Hugh Calverjey, who thought he had fetn the whole army, faid,—' Now fee if I did not fay truth ; where are thefe twenty-*fix thoufand i^en ? Why, if they be three thou* fand men at arms, they are ten thoufand, ]j$t us go to our dinner, for I do not yet fee fuch a force as fhould oblige m to furreuder the town. This herald would frighten us well* if we were to believe him/ The herald was much afliamod, but he faid,~~ f My lord, you have as yet only feen the van-guard; the king tnd his uncles aw behind with the mmn army, and there m beûdea a rear dm* fion, which confifts of more than two thoufand lances. You will fee the whole m four hours, if you remain here/ Sir Hugh paid not my attention to him, but returned tp his houfe, faying be had feen every thing, and fe^teçl himfelf at table, He had fearer ly done fo, than the watch «gain blew his horn4 and fo loud as if he would burft it. Sir Hugh fofe from table, faying he would fee what wm thç caufe of this* and mounted the battlements, At this moment, the king of France marched by, attended by his uncles, the duke Frederick* the duke of Lorraine, the count of Savoy, the dan* phin of Auvergne, the count de la Marche and their troops : in this battalion were full fixteen thouiand lances. Sir Hugh felt himfelf much dif. appointed, and faid to the herald, who was by his fide, f I hfive been in the wrong to blame you: come, 31Ô


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