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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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their commanders, who would give him am anfwer. € Indeed/ replied the governor of Montauban, 41 fhall beg of you then to go back, and tell them to fend me a paflport, that I may fafely come to them and return, or let them fend to inform me fully for what reafons they have marched in this warlike manner againft me : for, did I think they were in earned to make war, I would immediately inform my lord the prince of it, who would fpeedily pro-vide a remedy.,: They willingly accepted his pro-pofal, and returned to their lords, to whom they exa&ly repeated the governor's words. The paflport was made out in fir John's name, and fent to Montauban. Upon the receipt of it, hé fet out, attended only by four perfons, and went to the quarters of thefe lords, who were ready dreffed to receive him, and prepared with their anfwers* He faluted them, which they returned : he then afked them their reafons for ordering troops to ad-vance to the fortrefs which was a dépendance ofi the prince. They replied ; c We wifh not to invade the rights of any one, nor to make war} but we are determined to purfue our enemies where we know they are.' 4 Who are your enemies ? and where are they ?' demanded the knight. 4 In God's name,' anfwered the vifcount of Nar* bonne, 4 they are at this moment in Montauban* They are robbers and pillagers, who have feverely opprefled the kingdom of France. And you, fir John, if you had been courteous to your neighbours, ought not thus to have fupported them in their robberies of poor perfons, without a fhadow of juf- «53


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