In 1393, as de Barante delightfully chronicles,
the gorgeous equipments of this duke were more than amazing when he went to arrange peace with the English at Lelingien.
Every set of officers' quarters, therefore, was crowded to its full capacity, and a thing that never before had happened in the chronicles
of the old frontier post was now a matter of course.
Women also read it, and began to talk, some of them at least, of the blindness of their mothers who had not had wit to see that these old chronicles
were very much as other old chronicles.