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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
page 91



êët» The Engliih returned to their quarters, fully -determined * to renew the attack on the morrow, and to gam the place by capitulation or ftorm. c During the night, the inhabitants held a meet-v ing, and laid ; * We are mad, thus to fufier our-feives to be kiHed and wounded for nothing. Why do not we a& ike the other towns, which have furrender ed ? They have yielded themfelves up to the duke of Lancafter and the lady Confiance, daughter to king don Pedro, on condition that, if the reft of the towns in Spain acknowledge him for king, they will do the fame : m which they have afted wifely, for they have remained un-molefted/ 6 In God's name/ faid others, * we wanted to do fb, but our bailiff perfuaded us to the contrary, for which he ha* paid fever ely; for there is a great chance if he will «ever recover from the wound in his head/ ' Let us go/ faid fome, •and fpeak with him, and afk how we had beft aft now ; for the Englifh will certainly return to-morrow, and conquer us by fair or foul means/ This propofition was adopted, and twelve of the principal townfmen went to the bailiff's houfe, whofe name ^as, I believe, Dyontable du Lyon. They found him lying on a couch, ' his wound having been juft dreflfed; and, as it had fo lately happened, he did not fuffer much from k, mû made good cheer to thofe among them whom he knew, and had come to fee him. He inquired how the attack had been carried on, and if they hod well defended themfelves. : : * They feid^—# Tolerably well}- and,• thanks to God, 78'


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