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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 183



home fince midnight, and are now four or five leagues off—and they left us behind, that we might give you the information.' The Englilh faid, that it would be in vain to follow them, as they could never overtake them ; but, fearing deceit, the lords ordered the trumpeters to clofe confinement, and did not alter the pofirion of the battalions until four o?clock. When they faw that the Scots were really gone, they gave permiffion for each to retire to his quarters, and the lords held a council to confider what was to be done. Some of the Engliih, however, mounted their horfes, palfed the river, and went to the mountain which the Scots had quitted, and found more than five hundred large cattle, which the enemy had killed, as they were too heavy to carry with them, and too flow to follow them, and they wifhed not to let them fall into the hands of the Engliih alive. They found there alfo more than three hundred cauldrons, made of leather, with the hair on the outfide, which were hung on the fires full of water and meat, ready for boiling* There were alfp upwards of a thoufand fpits with meat on them, prepared for roafting; and more than ten thoufand pairs of old worn out fhoes, made of undrefled leather, which the Scots had left there. There were found five poor Engliih prifoners, whom the Scots had bounden naked to thé trees, and fome of them had their legs broken ; they untied them, and fent them away, and then returned to the army, juft as they were fetting out ι on


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