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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
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feridge-keeper, if any one bad paffed that morn-ing ? He anfwered, 1 Yes, my lord, a company of about twelve horfetoen ; but I did not fee any knight 'or perfon whom' I knew/ c And what road did they take ?• demanded the provoft. * That leading to Vannes/ faid the bridge-mafter. c Ah/ replied the provoft^ ' it may very pro-bably be they, who are making for Cherbourg/ He then quitted the road to Chartres, following that to Cherbourg, and thus loft all traces of them. When they had rode on the road to Vannes till it was dinner-time, they met a knight of that coun- « try hare-hunting ; and, making inquiry from him, he faid, that he had feen in the morning about fifteen horfemen riding over the fields, and hé thought they were going to Chartres. Upon this, the provoft again changed his road, and, arriving in the evening at Chartres, learnt that fir Peter de Craon had been at the canon's houfe about eight o'clock, where he had difarmed himfelf and changed - hor/es. He now faw that all further purfuit would be vain, as fir Peter had got fo much before him, and returned to Paris on the , Saturday. The king of France and the duke of Touraine were very anxious to lay hands on fir Peter de Craon ; and, as it was uncertain what road he had taken, they ordered fir John le Barrois, with fixty horfe, after him by the gate of Saint Anthony. Sir John croffed the Seine and Marne at the bridge of Charenton, and fcoured the whole country as far as Eftampes. On Saturday hç-~^ §77


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