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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
page 258



land, and this he Md è&pîaiàed to thé ktfghtë who were #kfc him* la Newe*«!é. JTfiè English imagined the aYriiy under the earl Of Dotfgîafs to be oniy the van of the Scots, and that the iriHin body #as behind ; for whïeH reaton thofè kdfights who h*£ the moft experi-ence in tkntoej; arid were the heft acquainted with warlike affaira, Wrongly oppofed the propofal.of fir Henry Percy to purfue them. They f«id,-^ « Sir, ttàny lo0es happen in war: if the earl of1 Douglas has WOK yoar pèrtttéfi, he has bought it dear èriough; for he has come to the gâte» to feel: it, and has been vt'ett fought with. Atii other time, you will gain from him as" mnchi if riot more. We fay fo, beCaùfé joii kkbW as Wëtl éè We dd, that the wHdle poWef of Scotland Hàs iaken the field". Wë ate not ruffieifeutly ftrbhg td Offer them battle 5 and perhaps this ekirtiiifti riiày have ttèeh only a trick to draw tis out ttf the town1 j and if they bé; a* reported, forty thoufand ftrdrlg, they Will furrotihd ue§ and hâv« us at their mercy. It is much better to ldfe » pennon thaii two or three htintired knights and ftyuires, and leave our country in a défettCelelfe ftate:' This fpeech Checked the eagefneft bf the two brothers Percy; for tftéy would riot Aët CdntWrj td the opinion of the Council j when tftfeèr néwâ was brought them by foiitfe Knights and fqttiWi who had followed and Werved thé $cd«j thWfr numbers, difpofition, add whefë the* hâd hàlté& This was «Il fully refatftd by kttig&W wfté hall tfaverféd tïfe Whole eite*t of eôtatty' 11» SCdHf had 33Î


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