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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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ils r • their horfes and varlets, feying, c Let us feîze their horfes : we cannot more effectually di ft reft them than to make them return on foot/but the grand taafter would not confent. c We will not do fo/ faid he: 'if we have the hcfrfes; we will have their mafters àlfo; for We Will fight them, and therefore difmount : ' they cannot withftand our numbers/ : * * While the Caftilliahs ' were thus cdnftilting, our men, without paying any attention ti theit horfes, feeing a fmall brook in their i*àr, crftfed it quietly, and polled themfelves on its bank. The enemy, having obferved this, ftpëntèà hot having inftantly made tiré attack ; but,* thStifc-îng they could foon defeat them, they bëgah the combat by laricïiig dâftsj and wh«fefeè elfe they could lay hands oft, fo that it lifted from noon to evening. The coftftabté/ feeing the enemy had expended all their artillery, and had net wherewithal to fight, eroflfed the rivulet With his banner difplayed and attacked thetfi With laftOes. They were fooïi brokeé aftd in difôrdeï; for, being tired by the Weight of tftèîr armour, they could not! withftand ouf èhàrgè, nôr, from weaknefs, afiifteach athér.-' *cThey Were fpéedily vàncjuiihed: thé grand mafter with fixty àiôre Wefe left dead Ort the field, and the reft tool to flight. We reéovà-ed four horfes, and many'others tffcfck fièf CâKffl*-ms had rodé thither. What ïé yottt opinion, my lord? did not our riiefc behtfve gaffemtly?' c That they did, by my faith/ replied the" duke.


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