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The Flight of the Earls (Author: Tadhg Ó Cianáin)

section 25

Douai is an extensive city with unsightly houses or buildings, except for the colleges. There is a river


divided in two through it, on which boats come from the sea. Although Artois and Flanders were among the seventeen provinces, nothing except the river divides them. This province of Artois is rich and beautiful with much mast and wheat and good fruits, and very pretty woods.