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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
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When.fir Vauflart came tofthis trench, anïï faw sthat their road was cut off, he was quite aftcmiihed, and faid to the earls, ' My lords, we cannot go further this way, without putting ourfelves in the power of thofe ofufle; on which account my advice is, that, we turn about and feek another road/ But the lords replied, \ Nay, fir Vauflart, God forbid that we îhould go out of our way for thofc 'pfLifle! Ride on, therefore, for We have promifec^ Jacob von Artaveld, th^t we would bt with him Xome time this day/ The Englilh rode on without care. Sir Vauflart faid to them, * It is true, my lords, that you hav$ taken me for your guide in this expedition, and it have remained with you all this winter at Ypres^ and have many thanks to give you and all your attendants ; but if it îhould happen, that thofe ojf Lifle make a fally upon us, do not fancy that I ihall .wait for them, for I ihall fave myfelf as faft as J «an. If by any accident I îhould be taken, my head would pay for.it, which is much dearer to me than your company/ The lords laughed heartily, and told him (hey would excufe htm, if he îhould do fo. And a? hç imagined fo it fell out ; for, by not taking more precaution, they were furprifed by one of thp parties from Lille, who cried out, 4 4 Stop ! ftop!! you cannot pafs here without our leaved and iirw mediately the lance-men and crofs-ibowraen fell on the Engliih. As foon asfir Vauflart few what was going on, he toot çarç not to advance farther j but turning Κ 4 abaut


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