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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 188



* Since ît h fo/ «nfwered the fquire, I ag*& to it/ They demanded leave of the duke to depart, who granted it, and gave them letters, to the king of England and the duke of Lancafter, in anfwer to thofe they had brought. On thei* départie, he prefented the herald with forty francs, and ' gave to -the - fquire * handfome , hackney. • • On quitting, the dûke they todk the Ihorteft road to Calais, and, I believe, went Straight m England. • News of the lofs of this fort tfas carried to Aymerigot Marcel, as he was -railing troops to break up the fiege. When he firft heard it, hè frould have all Ihe particulars told him. Oh lear*n* ing that it had been occafiofted by an imprudent fally Guyot 4\x Sel had *nade on the French, hè exclaimed,—4 Ah, "die old traitor I j by Saint Marcel, ff I had him here, I would lay lim* He has difgraced me and all my companions* On, my departure, I had moft pofitiyely ordered lira not to quit the fort, whatever attempts the FrcrichT might make, and he hfas done ]uft the contrary. This loft can neve* be recovered j nor do I kno# %hïthef to make my retreat. The gatnfbns t£ Chiîuçct and Donzac are éetermined to abide by the truce and my companions are Scattered abroad Ike dîfcomfited perfons;' but, if they werfe with tne, I know not irhïther I could lead them? Oônfiderîng aH thmgs, I am în a dîftrèffing-fitu-aëon: 1 have ;too greatly «ngeted flic idng-'bf# France» (he dukè of Berry, *nd thé batons anil ' N a ' com -


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