Evenings with the Chroniclers

Evenings with the Chroniclers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...watching and soothing to the last the agonies of her husband, who was left to die upon the wheel. Bring me Mrs. Hemans's 'Records of Woman' to-morrow, Clara, and I will read to you the poem of 'Gertrude, or Fidelity till Death, ' where the tale is told in very beautiful verse." Clara, whose eyes were running over with tears, promised her mother not to forget it, and uncle Rupert went on. "The war continued for a long time, much to the disadvantage of the earl; for not only had the towns of Bruges, Courtray, and Ypres joined Ghent, but a large extent of country had entirely thrown off his authority. At last a dispute that arose in Bruges, between the richer classes and the smaller handicraft trades, gave him an opportunity of reducing that town once more to obedience; and with Bruges he recovered many other places which had been obliged to adhere to the fortunes of the men of Bruges against their will. He now prepared to attack Ypres, for he was very much enraged against them for having opened their gates to the men of Ghent. When this was known at Ghent, a body of nine thousand men was got ready and sent out to help the men of Ypres. Their plan was this: one party under Peter du Bois was to go to Courtray, and join the men of that place under their governor, John de Launoy; and the other, under John Boule, was to go to Ypres, and being joined by the men of that place, the whole were to unite and together seek the Earl's army and give him battle. But this scheme was disarranged by John Boule and his men, with those of Ypres, falling into an ambuscade, placed by the earl to catch them unawares, and they were quickly discomfited, and sought refuge in great disorder at Courtray, where the people were so enraged against the unhappy...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782127
  • 9781236782120