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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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God, no one, excepting himfelf, of any confix quence, had been hurt j • but to-morrow will be the day, for we are affured we {hail be very hard puihed ; and fuch ignorant and fimple perfons as ourfelve* will never be able to withftand their attacks* We therefore copie to you for advice how to a& The Englifh menace us greatly ; and, lhould they win the place by ftorm, they will put all to the fword, and plunder the town/ f In the name of God/ replied Dyontable du Lyon, ' you can never be blamed for furrender* ing; but treat prudently, and manage by all means to avoid being taken by ftorm. Offer to put yourfelves under the obedience of the dukç ^nd duchefs of Lancafter on the fame terms wid* thofe of Corunna, for no Englifhman ever en» tered that town. They lent out to them provi-fions for money ; and, if you will follow my ad* vice, you will do the lame. I believe they will be glad to accept your ftibmiffion, for there are many other towns in Gajicia to conquer, and they will not hold cut for trifles.' * Ym hf well/ replied the townfmen, 1 and we will do a$ yon advifç.' They thei* left htrp, and paffed the night . as well as they could. By fun-rife, on the morrow* they had properly inftru&ed fevjçn of the principal inhabitants, whom they font out of thf town tç treat with fir Thomas Moreaux : they met him on his march to renew the attack.. c They caft themfelves on their knees, and* having faluted him, faid,—•* My lord, we are font hither by the inhabitants of Pontevedra, who offer to


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