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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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«Et- day, renew the attack. The townfmen, oa hearing this, faid among themfelves } * The fhorteft follies are the heft : we can never be blamed for forrendering to the duke of Lancafter or to hi$ • marihal, having, ourfelves, held out one whole* day againft them, without advice or afpftance fron^ any. gentleman whatever. This we cannot loxjg perfift in, and, having begun the attack, the enemy will, of courfe, renew it, fince they know the way. It will, therefore, be better to fur-render before they begin an aflault ; for, if we be-taken by ftorm, we fhali lofe our lives as well a* our money.' ... AU agreed to this ; and it was determined that, if the Engliih returned on the morrow, they would go out to meet them, and furrender the town on having their lives and properties fpared. In truth, the Engliih made their appearance fhortly after fun-rife, frefh and eager to renew the attack* When they were obferved, four of the principal townfmen were fent out to conclude a treaty. As the marihal advanced under his pennon, calling his eyes around, he perceived thefe four men, and laid ; .« I believe there are fome from Rouelles, who want to parley with us : make them come forward.* This was done j and when they yrere near the marfhai, they caft themfelves on their knees, and faid, c My lord, the inhabitants of Rouelles have fent us to parley with you: will you hear usf « Yes/ replied the marfhai; * what have you to fay ?' 6 My lord, we come to offer &ç ' furrender of our town, if you will takç us &ê


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