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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 367



and handfomely drawn up. We know not if the king he there in perfon, but his banners are ; and we could not perceive any other banner than thofe of the king, emblazoned with the arms of England and France/ The duke replied—« God affift us ! my brother and felf have a right to thofe arms. Let m advance, in the name of God and Su George; fçr I will have a nearer look at them/ His men began their march, and in higher fpirits on knowing the river was fo eafy to be croffed. ' The horfe pafled firft, and then the main body. When the duke of Ireland was told that the king's uncles had paffed the Thames with their amy, ant that fhortly there muft be a battle, he was muck frightened ; for he well knew, that if he were taken, by the duke of Glocefter, he would not accept of amy fum for his ranfom, but put him mftantly to a difgraleful death. He called, therefor** fir Fetor Qouloufre and fir Mkhael de la Pole, and faid to them,—* My courage certainly faileth me this day j for I dare not abide the event of a battle with th* ling's uncle*, who, if thçy take me, will put me m a ibameful death. HQW the devil could they bave croffed the Thames ? This is w bad omen for us»* € What do you intend to do ?' afked the twoknightk •I mean to fave myfelfi da you the feme/ addect the duke, c and the yhoie army, if it can/ c Well/ replied the knights, € let x» keep on one of the wing% and we ûtaft^ave two corda to car hovt. We fhall fee how our men behave : if tfcey^dg well; •we wiJI témoin, fer the honour of Ac king who hat jent 354


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