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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.10

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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.10
page 183



at the barriers ; and if you (hall perceive thé gar-îifon inclined to make a fally, as is likely enough for fuch covetous perfons to dç, retire gently on this fide the ambufb, when yon will wheel round to renew the attack, and they, being • thus fur-rounded, will be made prifoners or lain.* The vifcount'* plan was executed.. Thofe named for the ambufcade were Lewis de Lefglineile, Robert de Berthencourt, Vandelle, William de la "Saulfoye, Peter de Saint Vidal, Gionnet de Vii-leracque, Peter de Col, Andrew de la Roche, John Salmage, with three others to make up the dozen of good men at arms, who pofled themfelves within the old grotto. Another party went to ikinnifb, under the command of the three before named fquires : they were richly armed at ' all points, the more to tempt the avarice of the garri« fon, and were only twelve in number. When arrived at the barriers, they purpofely began the attack moft awkwardly, fo that Guyot du Sel held them cheap, and faid to his com-panions,—* By Saint Marcel, we will make a fally ; for there are at the barriers a fet of youngflers who, from their manner, do not feem mpch ac-cuftomed to the ufe of arms. We will teach them their ufe ; and they cannot avoid being our pri-foners. At thefe words, he had the barriers flung open, and fallied forth, forgetful of his promife to Aymerigot The great defire he had to perform fome deed of arms, and to gain a prize, induced him to a& thus. The French were tmtch rejoiced to fee the gar- . • rifoii 174


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