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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.2

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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.2
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Garonne, and went to Carcaflbnne*. He burnt the fuburbs, but could do nothing to the town, as it waà well defended. He then marched to Nar-bonnef burning and deftroying the country, and, in the month of November, returned to $ourdeaux with great plunder and a multitude of prifoners^ without having met with any oppofition, notwith-standing that the earl of Armagnac, the king of France's lieutenant in Languedoc, was at that time in the country, as well as the lord of Foix, the lord James de Bourbon, lord of Pohthieu and con-table of France^ and the lord John de Clermont, marihal of France, with a more numerous army than that of the prince of Wales. The king of England landed at Calais in the month of Oétober of this year, and marched to is lingular, that in aim oft all countries there has been levied a tax on this article of abfolute necejfity, when it could be cafîîy demoniirated, that a moft trifling capitation-tax would produce a larger ikm than this 4 very oppreffive impoft : the poor would be relieved, agriculture and the fifheries would be extended to an unbounded degree of perfe&ton. This tax prefles moil feverely on the Welih peafantry, and on the in-habitants of the weflern and northern parts of Britain, where they cannot profit from the bounties of Providence, in the vaft ihoals of fiih on their coafis, by the vexatious of this impolitic duty. It was fis-ft iinpofed by Philippe le Long; and, 1 believe, at this period (1802) it has been re-inipofed in France. * A confiderable town in Languedoc, twenty-three leagues from Touloufe. . f A large city in Languedoc, an archbiihoprick, thirry-fevea leagues from Touloufe. Hefdin, m-


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