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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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defire of meeting itf anfwered,—€ Faith, my lord, we are Convinced that you and your companions are men of valour, and to be depended on ; but vfe underftand that all England is on its march to Scotland, and the Englifh were never in fuch force as at prefent. We will conduct you to a place from whence you may view and confider them ; and if, after this, you fhould advife^a battle, we will not refufe it, for what you have repeated as having been faid by us is true.' € By God, then* faid the admiral, c I will have a battle/ - Not long afterwards, the earl of Douglas and the other Scots barony carried the admiral of France to a high mountain, at the bottom of which was *a pafs through which the Englifh would be forced to march with their baggage. From this mountain, where the admiral was fta-tioried, with napy of the French knights, they clearly fa w the Englifh army, and eftinjated it, as nearly as they could, at fix thoufand men at arms, fix,ty thoufand archers and flout varlets. • They - allowed they were, not in fufficient force to meet • :tb&q- k\ battle, for the Scots yvere pot more thap .one thoufand lances, with about thirty thpufand • othçrô.badly armed.- The admiral faid to the earls of Doftglps and Moray,—c You were in the right in not.wiihmg, tq fight the Englifh;, bpt let us CQi^M^r w)iat muft be done, for they are nume-rous enq'ugh lf çverjrun your whole country and ruin it. §inçe fve are, not able to-com bat them, I rttpeft yeffi will jlcâd us by unfrequented roads in^o Çig|.#.fL^tMl let ué carry fchp war into their S'^xi - I • I , . - OWN m


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