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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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. 2§i - with fury, and laftcd a confiderabïé ûfâi. »Mè#s was carried to the king of Hungary, that thé French, Englifh and Germans Were engaged tfith the Turks, " not having obeyed his orders fent them by the marfhal. He was very wroth * oi hearing it, as indeed he had feafon to be, and ïbrèfaw they would all be cut off. He fàid tô the grand tttàfttr of Rhodes, who was befide him, * We fhall lofe the day, from the vanity of the French : if they had believed me, and waited for bur joining, we fhould hâve had fufficicnt ftrength to cope with theenemy/ * As he thus fpoke, lookirig behirtd hirti, he pcr± Ceived that his men were flying panic-ftruck, and the Turks 'purfuitig them. He then faw the day was irrecoverably loft, and thofe near his perfon cried ôtfty—* Sire, fave yourfelf ! for, fhoùld you be killed or taken, Hungary will be completely ruined. We rtiuft be defeated through French pride ; and their valour will prove in vain's for every one of them will be taken or flain ; not one can poffibly efcape. Fly, therefore, from the dan-ger, before it Be too late/ The king of Hungary was m the Utttioft ragé to be thus defeated through the arrogance of the French, and obliged to fly, if he* would avoid captivity or death. It was a moft unfortunate day for the Hungarians and French ; whoever runs awajr from battle is purfued, and, as the Hungarians fled in the greatcft confufion, the Turks followed, killing them or making prifoners at pleafure. God, however, aflifted the king of Hungary and the grand


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