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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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do§ and you can return afterwards to the hi%ry of Lourde and Mal voisin.9 c That is true/ said the knight : * I must tell you, however, that fir Garfis du Châtel, a very va-liant knight of this country and a good French-man, had gone to feek the duke, to conduct him before Malvoifyi,_ wfien the duke had fisued his summons to jnarch to Derval : he made fir Garsis marflial of his army for his valour. It is a truth, as I was informed afterwards, that when sir Garsis found fir Robert determined not to keep the treaty, and the castle of Derval not likely to sur-render, he came to the duke and afked, My lord, what fhall we do with these hoftages I It is no fault nor crime in them if the castle be not • urrendered- and it will be a great sin if you put them to death, for they are gentlemen undeferv-jrig such prçxpfhment/ the duke replied, « Is it fight then, that they fhould have their liberty F c Yes, by my faith,*. faid the knight, who had much compaffjon for them, €. Go/ replied the fluke, f and 4Q with them what you pieafe.' At these words, aq sir Qarfis told me, he went to ' deliver them, but in his road met fir Oliver de Clifson, who asked him whence he came, and ffhither he was going. « I come from my lordof Anjou, and am gping to fet at liberty the hof-tages.' c To fet them at liberty V said sir Oliver : f flop a little, aud come with me to the duke/ € On his return, he found the dùke very pen. five. Sir Oliver faluted him, and then said, c My Jqrd, what are your intentions ? fhall not these « hoftage^ 150


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