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The French, who 'ere a pris'ner had been taken,
Had sold the English as they did before, Lost ev'ry purchase, cou’dn't save their bacon,
And got, to clench the nail, one drubbing more. Their gilded herald asked our iron King
His army's safety, and his own to buy ; HARRY thrice answer'd he'd do no such thing,
And his applauding troops with shouts reply.
The French, astonish'd at our not retreating
Six Princes* of the blood were slain outright, Or, a-la-modern French, the dust did bite ; Archbishop Sens, and Constable of France, Fall also victims to the English lance.
* The Count of Nevers, Vaudemonte, and Marle; the Dukes of Brabant, Alonzon, and Barre.
ORLEANS, two BOURBOUNS, VENDOME, D’Eu,
who yield With BOUCICAUT, and RICHEMONTE on the field, Of fourteen thousand captives swell the train, Who mourn at least ten thousand comrades slain ! The Duke of York, brave SUFFOLK, and as few As thirty* more, if chronicles speak true, Were all who fell on conquering HARRY's side; Among them Davy Gam,t of Wales the pride, Who being ask'd how many were the foe? Answered, “ Hur did not quite exactly know: “ But this hur poldly wou'd peg leave to say, “ There wou'd pe found enough upon that day, “ To die, be taken, or to run away.” Yet this great victory, like those of yore, At CRESSY and POICTIERS, produced no more Than reputation,-Henry made a pause, In which his foes recruit their sinking cause.
* With the English Army there was only one Surgeon, who, says RyMER'S FÆDERA, had engaged to find fifteen more; three of whom were to act as Archers.
+ “The King had been rescued by Davy Gam, and two others, right valiant Welchmen, Roger Vaughan and Walter Lloyd, of Brecknock, who were knighted as they lay bleeding to death."
To England, with his pris'ners, sailed away, Gaining alone the honor of that day; While in succession to dissentions rude, A two years truce the adverse Kings conclude.
Now, by her children wounded, Gallia bleeds, And“ civil dudgeon” foreign wars succeeds; . Henry returns and joins King Charles—poor
elf, To fight against the Dauphin for himself; Wins lower Normandy, each claim renews That France erst did, but dare not now refuse, Proving our SACRED MASTER's lesson good, “No kingdom self-divided ever stood.” Thus Henry strength from CHARLES's weakness
gains, And each ambitious wish with ease obtains ; KATE's hand endowed with treasure, province,
town, And the reversion of the Gallic crown, (Which came in time, for he had pawn’d his own.) *
* The revenues of the Government, and the grants of Parliament, were so inadequate to Henry's expensive ai mies and expeditions, that he was forced to pawn his crown to his uncle,
At Troyes a solemn treaty they prepare,
Cardin al Beaufort, for a large sum; and certain jewels to the Lörd Mayor of London, for ten thousand marks; he was also obliged to pledge two gold chased basons, weighing together 28ib: 8oz. to two Canons of Saint Paul's, for six hundred maiks; and two golden shells to the Dean of Lincoln, for one hundred more.—The cost of his army was great: each Knight received 20s. per diein; a'Squire, 10s. and each Archer, 5s --Besides which, he had a costly band of music, among which were ten clarions, which played an hour, night and morning, before his tent.
Bertrand De Moleville, J.P. ANDREWS,
RYMER'S FÆDERA, MONSTRELET, &c. * In the battle of Bareges, where a Knight, wounded the Duke of Clarence in the face, and the mace of Lord Buchan deprived him of his life.
Beyond the Loire the Daurhin's standard
chaced, And well retrieved what late our arms disgraced. Scarce had his conquering sword this laurel won, 'Ere CATHERINE presents him with a son; His glory and success attain their height, When death converts his brilliant day to night.
The Lollards still, from persecuting zeal,
* This Martyr's name is in the catalogue of noble authors.
† The Emperor Sigismond, who came to mediate between this country and France.
“ Benedict, Gregory, and John, the Council of Constance, sate to terminate this schism. Henry sent nine English prelates thither; one of whom, Richard Clifford, Bishop of London, was the first nominated by the Council to be Pope, and the first nominated him that succeeded, which was Otho Colonna, by the name of Martin the Fifth."
Medulla HISTORIÆ ANGLICANÆ. $ In the third year of Henry's Reign, four of them were taken; they made their appearance in the Thames on Candlemas day, but