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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.8

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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.8
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three hundred men at arms, and fix hundred archers completely armed. It #as, on the other hand, reported in fevera! places m France, Hainault and Picardy, that this armament was not deftined for either England or Calais, but that, when it was completed, it would inveft the town of Ghent. I was told the men of Ghent were ferioufly alarmed: but they were to blame if they fhewed any fear, for the duke of Burgundy, their lord, wiflied them nothing but profperity, although Francis Atremen, fhortly after the peace, was flain at Ghent. ', The dùke was no way implicated in his death, for he bore him no hatred, although, during the war of Ghent, 'he* had performed many gallant deeds in the fervice of his townfmen, as have been truly related M this hiftory. * If Francis Atremen came to fuch an end, he has nobody to blame but himfelf ; for, had he believed Peter du Bois, this misfortune would not have befallen him. Peter du Bois gave him notice what he might expeâ at the conclufion of the peace between the duke of Burgundy and Ghent, on their return to Ghent from Tournay. When Peter was making his preparations to accompany the lord Bourchier to England, he faid, € Francis, what do you fay ? will you not go to England with us ? for now is the time/ * No,' replied he, 41 will remain in Ghent.* c And how,' faid Peter, * can you fup-pofe you will live there in quiet ? for there are many who mortally hale both you and me. I would not remain there for any fum of money, • for $6


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