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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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/aid, * Sir, confider what you are about, or the French will cut us off from the bridge*' The lord of Rauderondenc replied, '-if they know one road to it, I know another and, turning to his right, led his party along a road tolerably well beaten, which brought them ftraight to the river before mentioned, which is very deep, and furrounded by marihes. On their coming thither, they found they could not ford it, fo that they muft return, and pafs over the bridge. The French, thinking to cut off and take ihe Germans, went on, full gallop, towards the bridge. When they were come near to it, apd faw the terge body of men waiting, for them, they faid to one another, * W e are making a foolifh purfuit, and may eafily lofe more than we can gain.* Upon which many turned back, particularly the banner-bearer of the lord of Saulieu, as well as that lord himfelf. But the lord of Montmorency'would not retire, but puihed forward courageoufly, and, with his party, attacked the Germans. This attack was very fierce on both fides, and each party had many unhorfed. Whilft they were engaged, the light troops made a circuit, and fell upon their flank : notwithftanding this, and the hard blows given, the French flood their ground. But fir Reginald d'Efcouvenort, knowing the banner of - Montmorency, under which the knight was, with fword in hand, dealing his blows about him, came upon his right, and, with his left hand feizing the reins of his horfe, ftuck fpurs into his own, and drew him out of the combats The lord of Montmorency gave many blows, with his fword upon the


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