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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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juftice ; for thefe are the caufcs that give rife to hatred between the great. If you do not therefore drive them out of your fortrefs, you are neither a friend to the king nor kingdom of France/ 4 My lords/ replied the governor, € it is true there are men at arms in my garrifon, whom my lord the prince has ordered thither, and whom I retain for him. I am ' not therefore inclined to fend them away thus fuddenly. If they have given you any caufe of difpleafure, I do not fee from whom you can right yourfelves ; for they are men at arms, and they will fupport themfelves in their ufual manner* either on the territories of the king of France or on thofe of the prince.! The lord of Narbonne and fir Guy d'Afai made anfwer by faying ; * They arc indeed men at arms, but of fuch a fort that they cannot ejdft without pillage ai*d robbery, and have very unbecomingly trefpaffed on our boundaries, for which they fhall pay dearly, if we could but once meet with them in the open plains. They have burnt, ftolen, and done many fhameful a&s within the jurifdi&ian of Tou-loufe, complaints of which have been made to us, which if we fuffer to go unpunifned, we fhall be traitors to the king our lord, who has appointed u$ to watch over and guard his country. You will therefore tell them from us, for, fince we know where their quarters are, we can find them, that they fhall make us amends for their proceedings, or We will fare the worfe for it/ : The governor could not, at that timç, get any pther anfwer fronj them. He returned very ill pleafed,


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