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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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pennon, knew the duke was came, and thtf alfb gained courage to continue the defence. Thus were both parties employed until it was eight o'clock ; and there did not feem any probability that Orenfe would fpeedily be won by fuch attacks,- « The duke afked who were the captains of the garrifon.. • On their being named, he faid,—c Tell the marfhal to treat with them; or fend fome one to know if they be witling to enter into a negotiation for furren-dering the town, and placing it under ow-obedience* i do not believe thatqueftion has been put to thepJUr Go,* added he to one of his knights, ' fir William, and bring the marfhal Co fpeak with me/ * . The knight left the duke, rode to the marfhal, and faid,'Sir Thomas, my Iprd wifhes to fpeak ^tfith you/ The marfhal went to him ; and, when in his prefence, the duke faid,—* Marfhal, do you know whether thefe Bretons, who hold the place againft us, would be willing to put themfelves under our obedience ? We are fatiguing and wounding our men, and wafting our ammunition, when we* know not how foon we may be in greater want of it. r therefore beg you will go and inform them you arfc willing to treat/ 6 My lord/ replied fir Thomas, * I will cheerfully do fo ; and, fince you wifh to fhew them mercy, it is juft they fhould be heard/ The marfhal then; returned to the afTault, and, calling to him^a herald,-faid,— Go, and manage to fpeak with the be-* fieged ; our men will make way for thee; and tell? them I am willing to enter into a treaty. The he-raid faid he would do foj and entered the ditch clothed 2^2


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