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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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lodging : on the morrow, (he gave them a magnificent entertainment. All that night, and the following day, the large machine never ceafed from cafting ftones into the town. After the entertainment, fir Walter Manny, who \vas captain of the Englifh, inquired of the countefs the fiate of the town and of the enemy's army. Upon looking out of the window, he faid, he had a great inclination to deftroy 'that large machine which was placed fo near, and much annoyed them, if any would fécond him. Sir Yves de Trefiquidi replied, that he would not fail him in this his firft: expedition ; as did alfo the lord of Landreman. They went to arm themfelves, and then fallied quietly out of one of the gates, taking with them three hundred archers; who ihot fo well, that thofe who guarded the machine fled; and the men at arms who followed the archers, falling upon them flew the greater part, and broke down and cut in pieces this large machine. They then daihed in among the tents and huts, fet fire to them, and killed and wounded many of their enemies before the army was in motion. After this, they made a handfome retreat. When the enemy were mounted and armed, they galloped after them like madmen. Sir Walter Manny, feeing this, exclaimed, ' May 1 never be embraced by my miftrefs and dear friend, ifenter caftle or fortrefs before I have unhorfed one of thefe gallopers.' He then turned round, and pointed his fpear towards the enemy, as did the two brothers of Lande-Halle, le Haze de Brabaftt, 8^ fir


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