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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.7

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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.7
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v - H5 ftersoiîs a-breast can advance between -the rock and river. Upon feeing this, I faid to the knight, c Sir, this is/a- strong pass, and a difficult country.* € It is, indeed/ answered the knight $ c but, strong às it is, the count de Foix and his men once forced it, and advanced to Palaminich, Montes-quieu, and even to Pamiers. The pass was Very strong* but the English archers greatly affifled him in this conquest. Come and ride by my side, and I will tell you all about it.' I then rode by the r side of sir Espaing du Lyon, who thus continued his narration : ( The count d'Armagnac and the lord d'Al-breth, invaded the country of Foix, with up-wards of five hundred nen, and advanced into thofe parts near Pamiers. It «*vas in the begin- ^ ning of August, when the corn was harvesting and the grapes.ripe : in that year there was great abundance of both. . Sir John d'Armagnac and his people were encamped before the town and castle of S^uredun, a short league difiant from Pamiers. They made an attack on it, and sent word to Pamiers, that if they did not pay a com-position for their corn and wines, they would burn and destroy all. Thofe of Pamiers were afraid of waiting the event, as their lord was at too great a diftance, being then in Beam, fo that they thought it more prudent to pay the ranfom, which was t fettled at five thoufand francs ; but they demanded a delay of fifteen days, which was granted to them. " 'VOL.-VIL I- f The


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