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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.11

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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.11
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the other lords wh*t they had fcen. The Chri£ dans were rejoiced on hearing it, and the lord de Coècy faid,—'Wc mutt advance, and fee what Jcind of people they arc $ for, finee we are come thus far, we muft not return without offering them cpmbat, otherwife we may be blamed/ c You arc in the right,' anfwered fuch lords as heard him. They then tightened their armour, rigirthed their horfes, and advanced at a gentle pace to where the Turks lay. There was a fmall wood between thç two parties : when the French knights came to it, they halted* and the lord de Coucy faid to fir Reginald de Roye and the lord de Saint Py,~•* I would advife, in order to draw the Turks out of their ambuih, that you two advance with one hundred of our men, while we poft the remainder in this wood. The Turks, feeing fo fmall a party, will quit their ambuih : do you fuffer yourfelves to be purfued, and, when paft this wood, wheel round on them : we will inftufljf faily forth, and thus inclofe and conquer them at our pleafure/ This plan was adopted, and the two* knights fee off with about one hundred of the beft mounted : the main body, to the amount of eight hundred men of tried couragç, entered the wood, where they hid themfelves. The others galloped towards the Turks, who were much pkafed, thinking what they law was the whole force of the enemy: they quitted their ambufcade and advmccd oft- die plain. The .Chnftifui tords, obferving this* - • turned . «51


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