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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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will have it fo well guarded at my cofts, that nd perfon who wifhes ill to the country (hall ever enter it/' My lord/ added thofe from Touloufe who were by, f he fpeaks well :' the fénéfchal is-a valiant and prudent roan, and it is better he Ihould have it than another/ ( I confent to it/ laid fir Garfis. * Thus was the castle of Nantilleux given to the fénéfchal de Nobefen, who rode thither, and, having found it empty, had repaired what had been deftroyed. He appointed governor a fquire of the country named Fortifie de St. Pol. and then returned to the fiege of Malvoifm where the duke was. Sir Garsis and his men had already related to the duke their fnccefsful exploits, The castle of Malvoifin held out about fix weeks ; there were, daily, fkirmishes between the two armies at the barriers, and the place would have made a longer refistance, for the castle was so strong it could have held a long fiege ; but, the well that fupplied the caftle with water being with-out the walls, they cut off the communication : the weather was very hot, and the cisterns with-in quite dry, for it had not rained one drop for six weeks ^ and the befiegers were at their ease on the banks of this clear and fine river, which they made use of for themselves and horses. c The garrison of Malvoifm were alarmed at their situation, for they could not hold out longer: they had a fuffictency of wine, but not one drop of fwéet water. They determined to open a treaty; and Raymont de FEpée requests 156


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