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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 180



The. intention of the Engliih lorde was to keep the Scots befieged there; formas they eould not well fight with them, they hoped to ftarve them ; ι they knew from the prifoners that they had neither bread, wine, fait, nor other provifion, except cattle, of which they had plenty, that they had feized in the country of thefe they might eat, indeed^ without bread, which would not be very palatable. But they had fome little flour to make fuch cakes as have been before mentioned, and which fome of the Englilh ufe on their inroads beyond the borders. The fourth day, in the morning, the Engliih looked for the Scots cn the mountain, but few none of them, for they found they had decamped fecretly at midnight. Scouts of horfe and of foot werç immediately difpatched through the mountains to know what was become of them; they found them about four o'clock poiled upon another mountain, much ftronger than that they had left, upon the fame river, near a large wood, to be more concealed, and in order more privately to advance or retreat at pleafure. As foon as this was known, the Engliih had orders to diflodge, and to march in battle at ray towards the place where the enemy was poiled ; and they encamped on a mountain oppofite. They formed their battalions, and feemed as if they , meant to advance to them. The Scots no fooner perceived this, than they fallied out of their quarters, and came and pofted themfelves bv the fide of


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