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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 179



marvelloufly great fires, and, about midnight, fuch a blading and noife with their horns, that it feemed as if all the great devils from hell had been come there. Thus were they lodged this night, which was the ïùght of the feaft of St. Peter, the beginning of Auguft 1327, until the next day, when the lords heard mafs : afterward, every one armed himself, and the battalions were formed as on the preceding day. When the Scots faw this, they came and lodged themfelves on the fame ground they had done before ; and the two armies remained thus drawn up until noon, when the Scots made no movement to come towards the Englifli, nor did thefe on their part make any advances, for they dared not to attempt it with fo great difadvantage. Several companions pafled the river on horf eback, as did fome of the foot, to Ikirmifli with the Scots, who aifo quit ted their battalions to meet them, and many on each fide were killed, wounded, and taken prifoners. In the 'afternoon the lords ordered every one to retire to their quarters, as it feemed to them that they were drawn up to no purpofe : in this manner they remained for three days. The Scots, on their fide, never quitted the mountain ; but there were continued ikirmiihes on both fides, and many killed and taken prifoners : in the evenings they made large fires, and great noifes with their horns and with ihouting. The


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