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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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having armed themfelves as fpeediljr as they could, fallied forth againft them. Notwithftanding they were difcovered, the Ghent men laboured hard to enter the town j but thofe five men held out valiantly againft tb&& for upwards of half an hour, and performed wonders in arms, for which they ' were highly praifed. \ * The lords iiow advanced in handfome array ; the vifcount de Meaux with his banner before him, fir John de Jumont with his pennon,, fir Rafflart de Flanders and all the others, fhouting their war-cries, and found the knight and fquire, with the three pikemen, defending the wàllà moft gallantly. When Francis Atremen and the Ghent men found thçir fcheme had failed, they called back their men and retreated in a handfome manner into the Quatre Meftiets. The garrifon were more attentive in guarding their town for the future, and in polling their fentiiiels. They honoured greatly their five de-fenders ; for, if they had not been there, Ardem-fcourg had been loft, and all their throats eût. CHAP. il


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