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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.3

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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.3
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of Pont de l'Arche ?* c In the lord's name,' an-fwered Faucon, 6 they have pafled Pont de l'Arche and Vernon, and are, as I believe, at this moment very near to Paffy.' ' Tell me, I pray thee/ faid the captai, e what fort of people they are, and who are their captains !" c In God's name,' replied Fau* con, 6 they are full fifteen hundred combatants, and all good men at arms. Sir Bertrand du Guefclin is there, who has the largeft company of Bretons : there are the earl of Auxerre, the vifcount de Beaumont, the lord Louis de Châlons, the lord of Beaujeu, the lord Baudoin d*Ennequin, grand matter of the crofs-bows, the archprieft, the lord Odoart de Renfy. Some lords from Gafcony, your countymen, are hkewife among them, with the men at arms of the lord d'Albret ; as alfo the lord Aymon de Pommiers and the lord fouldich de la TranV When the captai heard the names of thefe Gaf-cons, he was marvelloufly aftonifhed, and turned red with anger : recovering his fpeech, he faid { * Faucon, Faucon, is it indeed true what thou haft juft told me of thefe Gafcon lords being hi the French army ? and the men attached to the lord d'Albret V 1 Yes, in good faith, it is really • as I have faid,* anfwered the herald. * And tvbere is the lord d'Albret himfelf ?' afked the captai. « In God's name,* anfwered Faucon, 6 he is at Paris, with the regent-duke of Normandy, who is making preparations for going to Rheims, to be crowned ; for it is commonly reported that that ceremony is to take place on Sunday next.' The captai then put his 14°


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