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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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\ they made ftraight for the place where they fop^ , pofed they fhould find their enemies. You may from this judge of the duke's courage, although fome blamed him. When they were without the town of Nime-guen, like a valiant knight, he ihouted out,— * Forward,, forward i let us, in the name of God and St. George, baften to meet our enemy; for I had rather peril! with honour in the field.than die difhonourably Ihut up in a town/ With him were the lord de Ghefine^ wha commanded the expedition, and a valiant and prudent knight, called the heir of Hanfeberth, the lord de Huckelemr fir • Oftez, lord of Nafpre, and feveral other knights and fquires of good* courage. The fame day on which the duke of Gmefdret liad taken the field, the fénéfchal of Brabant had done the fame at a very early hour of the morn* ing, with a large body of knights and fquires from Brabant, who were eager to enter Gueldre-fand, and gain there both honour and profit. Upwards of ten thoufand men croffed the bridge of Raveftein ; and the fénéfchal, the Ford de Lig-niere, the lord de Bourgueval, the lord de Gence and the reft, were much pleafed at having orofled the Meufe, and faid among themfelves, they would that day ride as far as Nimeguen, and bum its mills, fuburbs, and the villages that were round about; but they had fliortly other news brought them by their fcouts, whom they had fent forward to examine the country. The


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