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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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«tpedltiôn with honor. He faw that thefe cortipa* afcs could neither pafs nor return into Acquitainej for the defiles of Arragon and Catalonia were well guarded, and they were now on the borders of the country of Foix very ill at their eafe. He waa therefore alarmed, left the king of Arragon or don Henry fliould gain by force, or by large gifts and promifeSj thefe companies (who were upwards of twelve thoufand men, from whom he expe&ed great affiftance), and they might be engaged to fight againft him. The prince, therefore, determined to fend fir John Chandos to meet and to retain them. He at the fame time ordered him to wait on the earl of Poix, to beg that, for his love to him, he would allow thefe companies to pafs through his country, and that he would pay double the value for any mifchief they might commit in their march. Sir John Chandos undertook this journey moft wil-lingly, to oblige his lord : he fet out from Bonr. deaux, and rode on to Dacqs # ; thence he conti-nued his route until he arrived in the country of Foix, where he waited on the earl. He found thefe companies in a country called Bafques t, where he entered into a treaty with them, and. • Dacqs* or Dai»—an ancient city of Gafcony, on the Adotrr, forty-two leagues and a half from Bourdeaux, fifteen from Pau. Denys Sauvage thinks it ought to be Au ch. This town is certainly more in a âîmû line to Foir, from Bourdeaux, than Dax. It is d'Aft in his edition j but my MSS have Dai, f Bafques. Le pays de Bafques is a fmall country of France, near the Pyrénées, between the river Adonis the frontier! È46


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