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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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bitterly lamented his lofs, for he was of a mot . amiable character, and had been the preceding year his companion at arms in Pruffia. \ A council was held in the field, whether or not to retire to Grave and carry their prifoners thither ; but the duke oppofed it, faying—c I made a vow to our Lady of Nimeguen when ^ I left that town, and which I again renewed be-fore we began the combat : in obedience to which, I order, that we gaily return to Nimeguen, and offer our thankfgivings to the holy Virgin, who -has aflifted us in our victory/ This command was obeyed; for, as the duke had given it, no one made any objection ; and they fet out, on their return towards Nimeguen, full gallop. It was two long leagues from the field of battle, but they were foon there. On, this fortunate news being told in that town, great rejoicings were made by both fexes ; and the clergy went out in proceflion to meet the duke, and received him with acclamations. The duke did not turn to the right nor left, but rode with his knights ftraight to the church where the image of our Lady was, knd in which he had great faith. When he had entered her chapel, he difarmed himfelf of every thing to his doublet, and offered up his armour on the altar, in honour of our Lady, returning thankfgivings for the victory he had gained over his enemies. The banners and pennons of the enemy were * all hung up in this chapel, but I know not if they be ftill there : the duke retired to his hôtel, and fil§


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