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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.7

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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.7
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picard* prmed with pim I" bdoie flhejr Ipi been on garni this night, and were th» rtÉrâg. To fey the troth, if they had not been wfc«e thejr wfre, Aideoabotirg uni w&Miij 'hume been taken, and ill the knights m thdr beds. When the lord de St: Aubin and EnguerrânA Zenequin perceived the Ghent men mewmting by ladders to the battlements, and that one of thm was actually putting his leg over the wall to enter the town, they were very much alarmed, but not fo much as to prevent them defending the place : they few clearly, that if they fled, the town mui be conquered ; fer the ghent mem had arrived there fo opportunely that they were entering it juft between the time of the dis-missal of the night-guard and the watchman mounting his peA. 4 Forward, forward P cried fir Enguerrand tp the pikemen : f here are our enemies ; let us defend ourfelves and our town, or it is taken. They then advanced to the place where thejr had fixed their ladders and intended entering. The pikemen attacked him who was about to enter fo vigorously with his pike that he tmp* bled him into the ditch. At this time, the watch was at his poft, who, ' noticing the large battalion in tl?e ditches and thereabouts, found* ed his horn, crying out, c Treafon, treafon !' The towii was in itootion, and the knights jhçwd in tjiëir bèçjs the noife and confofion* and plfo how the Ghent men waited to fiirprife Jheif town. They wen* very much aftonished, and havinç


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