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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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{g&f .ut gutter s if thqy be defeat*^ %t tm tm^$ off, and hay* the advantage of going wbtifaetfoe?et . ; This plan was adapted; and the duke changed his horfe, for a very a&ive one, as did alfo the knigUtt* They rode round the army* (hewing a good qqunteqance, and telling the men to behav* well $ that they fhould have the day, if it pleafcd God and St. Qeorge, fet they had the right $ and the -quartel. wis the kfog's, which was to their ad# vantage, . : Thus diflembling, they got out of the crowds and» making for a comer of the- army, formed patt #f a wing. They had fcarceiy done fo, when the ittjies of York and Gloeefter, and the other lords» were feen advancing, with banners difplayed, mê trumpets founding The king's army no fooner prefciftd ^heir array than they were pank4tfuck# quitted their ranks* and turned their backs § for it was the general report, that the dpke of Ireland an# his friends had led. All was now in diforder, every one running away for the fafteft, without making the fmallefl defence. The duke and his knights were foon at a diflance, for they were not defirous of returning to Oxford. - The duke of Glocefter, on feeing the condition of the king's army, felt compaffion, and would not do the ill he might ; for he knew the greater part had been ajfembled through fear, or by the excite, ment of the duke of Ireland. He therefore laid to his men,—* Sirs, the day is ours ; but I forbid, tat-tler pain of death, that any of our enemies be {lain Aat -tffilcP-


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