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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.9

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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.9
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t - ^ 101 1 . Bourbonois, for Jie was very defirous to perform fome deed of arms. .He had with him fir Lewis d'Ambiere, fir Lewis d'Abton, and the lord de St. Obife. They took the field without follow-ing any particular road,% for they were well ac-quainted with the country, and came to a pafs through which they imagined the enemy muft crofs, and no where elfe, on account of the mountains, and a river which is wide and deep from the melting of the fnow. They .had not been there half an hour when the enemy appeared, no way fufpecting this meet-ing. Bonne-lance and his party, with their fpears in their refis, charged them, fhouting their cry as they were defcending the mountain on foot. When they. found they muft fight, they put a good countenance on it, and prepared for their defence : Geronnet, who was a ftout fquire* fet them the example. Many were, at the firft on-fet, beat down on both fides; but, to fay the tenth, the French . were by far better men at arms than thefe adventurers, which they fhewed, for not one turned his back but the fervants, who by flight faved themfelves while their mafters were fighting. Two and twenty were made pri-soners^ and• sixteen left dead on the field: their leader furrendered himfelf prifoner to Bonne-lance. . ' The victorious party fet out on their return, carrying their prifoners with them. On the road, Bonne-lapce recollected that,, about a month 3gct, when at Montferrant in Auvergne, Tie had been weU received by the ladies and damfels, and


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