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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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Wtmm the Scute W€» quite neady, 'ami pro* perly arrayed, they left their camp in filence, but did not march to meeifc the EngHfL They ikirted the fide of a mountain which was hard by ; for, during the preceding day, they fcai well examined tîhe Country around, and laid among themfelves, ' Should the fingtifh come to be#t up our quarters, we will do fo and fe/ and thus fettled their plans before-hand, which was the faring of them ; for it is of the greateft advantage to men at arms, when attacked in the nigtot, to àmre previoufly arranged their mode of defence, and well to twre weiglMd die chance of victory or defeat. The £ngii(h had foon overpowered the fer-rants ; hot, as they advanced into the camp, they found frefli bodies ready to oppofe them, ante to continue the fight. The Scots, in the mean time, marched along the mountain fide, and fell on the enemy's flank quite unexpected-ly, iterating their cries.—This was a great fiir-prife to the Englifh, who, however, formed themfelves in better order, ana reinforced that part of their army. The cries of Percy and Douglas refounded on each fide. The battle now raged : great was the pufhing of lances, and very many of each party were truck down at the firtt onfet." The Ènglfii being more numerous, and anxious to defeat, the enemy, kept in a compact body, and forced the Scots to retire, who were on the point of being difcomfited. " f : *v The earl of Douglas being young, and impa-* tient 354


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