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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 126



CHAP. XVL THE LORD BE GUISTELLES APPEASES AN INSUR* RECTI ON OF THE MEN OF BRUGES AGAINST THE FRENCH,—THE INVASION OF ENGLAND » GIVEN UP, ON ACCOUNT OF CONTRARY WINDS* THE NEAR APPROACH OP WINTER, AND IN CONFORMITY WITH THE ADVICE OF THE £UK£ OF BERRY, WHICH CAUSES GREAT REJOICING* IN ENGLAND. ^y^THILE the king of France and his conftable were thus converfing and arranging different matters, winter was begun, and the lords and army lay expofed to the cold, and to fome danger ; for the Flemings wifhed them away, more efpeciatly the lower forts. They faid, when among them-felves, c Why the devil does not the king free us from them, by paffing over to England ? Are we not fufficiently poor without thefe Frenchmen add-ing to it?1 Others anfwered, é You will not fee them crofs over this year. They think they {hall inftantly conquer England, but it will not be fo : it is not fo eafy a matter, for the Englifh are made of other fluff than the French. Wh^t can they do to England ? When the Englifh invaded France, they fhut themfelves up in . their caftles and ftrong towns, and fled before them like larks before a fpar row-hawk.' It was more particularly in Bruges, where the Voi- VIII. I greater lia


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