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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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fcôtft, whieh had prepared the inhabitants, and they had ckrfed the gates and mounted the bat-tlements ; for it would not have fared well to any who had remained without the walls. The marfhai, feeing from their appearance it muft be aflaulted, and haying mufed a while, faid to fir John d'Ambreticourt and Thierry de Sou* main,—c Mount your horfes, and ride round the town - to fee where we may the beft make our aflault, and with the ieafl lofs of our men.' Having mounted their horfes, they foon rode round the place, for it was of no great circuit, and carefully examined every part of it. On their return to the marfhai, • who. was waiting for • them, they • faid,—* Sir, this town has but two gates : yott are at one, and the other is dire&ly oppofite : thefe are the two places which feem to us eafieft of attack; for the ditches round the town are deep, difficult of defcent and afcent, on account of thorns and brambles.' c I believe you are right,' replied the marfhai ! * I will remain here with a part of our men, and you, Maubrun, fhall take the other and commence the attack. I know not what may be the event, but 1 with joy fee thofe fellows, who, from their battlements, obferve all we are doing. Look at theft, they are as fulky^ooking as monkies eating pears* which children want to take from them/ His companions burft out a-laughing at this ex* prcffion, and caftiag up their eyes to fee the villains, (which they bad apt before thought of) went mway with Maubrun and his pennon* They were £ a about • 51


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