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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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, S88% * what we have done ought to fatisfy lis. ' Our men are fatigued, and have fought hard ' this* ' evening : it 4s now fo dark we (hall not know' whither we are going, nor how many are flying. " Their army was very numerous ; and perhaps this may be a ftratagem to draw us out of our fort and the more eafily conquer us. We will this day guard the dead, and to-morrow call a ' council and eonfider how we fhall next act/ * By my faith,' replied Hartfel, an Englifh-man, € the dead are eafily guarded : they will do * us na harm, nor fhall we have any profit from ' them, for we have flain ^ur rich prifoners. Wë are ftrarfrgers, come from a drftance to fefve you, " and would willingly gain Something from th;efé~ calves that are flying without wings, afid;wfro 1 drive their banners befbre them/ 4 Fair bro-ther/ faid the king 'all covet, all lofé: it is*" much better that we remain on our guard, lïncé % the honour and victory are ours, through God's '"' grace, than run any rifle "when there is no ne- * ceffity for it. Thanks to God, we have enough l to make you all rich/ Nothing more was faid ' on the fubject. Thus, as I have-related, happened the battle of Aijubarota, which the king of Portugal cotn-pletely gained/ There were flam about five** hundred knights, and full as many, if not more, * fquires, which was a great pity, and fix or feven • thoufand - other * men : God have mercy on their ' \ poàft fouls I The^king -'of Portugal and his men remained * '" • all" -


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