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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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of it ten nobles. On the appointed day,* rffi renewal of the attack, the marihal's trumpet foitffld* ed, at the firft dawn of the morning. Knights mè fquires made inftantly ready, and polled themfety§$ under their bannçrs and pennons; but it was U$* wards of an hour before they w.ere all drawn up, The duke remained in his pavilion, and did fto* rjfe thus early, for there was not any need of it. The. marshal advanced into the plain, knowing well fhi duties of his office; and thofe ordered for fhe §t? tack placed themfelves under his pennon. . News was fpread through Orenfe, that the Epg* lifti were marching to the aifault ; for the Bretons, on guard, had difcorered it from the founding pf the marihars trumpet. The men and women pf the town were on the alert ; and the Bretons çri&d to them,—c Haften to the bulwarks : be men of courage, and not frightened at what you may fee.7 We are not frightened ; for we know the place is very ftrong, and we have plenty of darts, and Felf* tempered lances, to repulfe our enemies, befide? ftones and flints to caft down on them : we know? alfo, that ihouid we be hard pufhed, they will re? ceive us favourably; and that is the worf}: jjre fuffer/ * * By God,' faid the captains who were prefe&fy * we have been in many weaker places than this, .and were never the worfe for it/ The Galicians, whether they would or not, took courage from the exhortations of the Bretons. Tbjk would not have been the cafe if the Bretotxs had jPPt been ip the town} for they would baye fanent .26©


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