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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.1

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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.1
page 172



Very much Wiihed fdr, to get out of their difagree able fituaiion, it began to rain, and contiliα ed all thè day, infomuch that the river was fo increafed by noon, that no one could pafs over* mor could any one be fent to know where they were, or to get forage and lifter for their horfes, or bread and winfc for their otfn fuftenance: they were, therefore, obliged to faft another night. The hor&s had nothing to fubfift ort but the leaves of the trees and grafs. They cut down with their fwOTds young trees, and tied their horfes to them. Itoey alfo cut down bruih-wôod, to mak« huts for thfemfelvefc. Some poor peafants, coming that way in the afternoon, informed them they tvere fourteen leagues from Newcaftle upon Tyne, and eleven from Carlifle, and that there was not a town nearer whence they could get any accommodations. When this intelligence wae brought to the kiii£ and the principal lords, they dire&ly fent off meffengers with horfes to bring them provifion, and they caufed a proclamation to be made in the kiiig*s name in Newcaftle, that whoever wiihed to get money, he had only to bring provifion, wine, &c. fot which Ite ihould be inftantly paid, and a fafe conduft granted him. They were alfo informed, that they ihould not move from theîr prefent quaiters, until they had information where the Scots were. The next day the meffengers, which the lords Tiad Tent for provifioh, returned about noon with E 3 what


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