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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 325



$orae, time: let m mtmmî mihmfm and fevi oarfelve*, for it will é# us no good to remain b#& I no longer know the ftate France? I have ter feen fuch numbers collected together by thiee-fbttrth* As 1 now fee and havçfeen in the van: be-fides, the fear dhrlfien is ftitttocomf/ Upon this, fir Hngfi Cfclvertey left the walls apd returned t# his houfe. AH the horfe* being ready faddledan*! loaded, they mounted, ana, having ordered the gates to be opened which le&d to Bourbourg, they fet off Without fny nçife, carrying with them all iheirpittage. Had the Pfe&6h ftttyeoted this, they éotild efcfify have topped them; bat they were ig-norant of it for a long time, fo that they were year-ly arrived at Boar bourg before they heard «rf It. Sir Hugh Calverley halted in the plain to waif for his rear and baggage. He was very melan-choly, and faid to it Thomas Trivet and other* who had come to meet htm ;€ By my frith, gen* tfenten, wfe have this time made* moft fbamefel expeditions never wasfo pltifol or wretched a one made from England. You would have yoairwiHs* and placed your confidence in this bifhop of Nor-wich, who wanted to fiy before lye had wings: now fee the honourable end you have brought it to. There is Bourbourg ! if you choofe it, retire thither; bat for my part I fhall march to Grave-Jmes and Calais, becaufe I find we are not offuf?; £cient ftrength to cope with the king of France.1 ; ' The Englifh knights, confcious they had been to blame in feveral things, replied; 4 God help uç! we fhall return to Bourbourg and wait the event, •Ml


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