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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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fatigued, and therefore founded a retreat. When-they had retired to their quarters, the chiefs held a council how to act ; and t&e greater part were for decamping on the morrow* without at-tempting more agakift the caftle, to join their countrymen in the peighbourhwd of Cariifle. But the earl of Donglaf overruled this* by fay-ing: * In despite of fir Henry Percy, who the day before yeflerday declared hë would talée Iron! rtie his pennon, that I conquered by fair deeds of arms before the gates of Newcaftle, I %ili n6t départ hence for two or three days ; and we will renew our attack on the caftle, for it is to be taken :' we ft all thus gain double ho-nour, and fee if within that time he will come for hk pennon : if lié do, it {hall be well de-fended.* Every one âgrèéd tô what éarl Douglas had find ; foi* it Was not drtïy honourable, but hë tiras the prihcip&l commander; ând, frorti âiîéctîôh to him, they quietly returned to their quarter*. They made huts of trees and branches, and fttpngly fortified themfelves. They placed their b*£&aoe àttd fërtants at the entrance of the ttarfh m the toad ib Newcaftle, and the cattle ihèf drove ittto the tnârfli lands. I Ml\ muttt to fif Éëriry and fir Ralph Percy, #ho trètfe jgréatîy mortified that the " èàfl of ©traghts ftfdUld hâve conquered their pennon in the skirniirti before Wewcatle. *TJ*ôy fejt the more for thi» fcecaafe fir èfenry had net iceptJtit wmmn M km fod'ttM ite ëafi, till he fhould «effet' *Sfly-lM§ -]fetftttti fcttt'bfr fihf-" . land, Wê '


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