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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
page 172



CHAP. XXIX. FROISSART CONTINUES HIS JOURNEY: IN TRA-VELLING FROM TOURNAY TO TARBES, THE KNIGHT RELATES TO HIM HOW THE GARRI-SON OF LOURDE HAD A SHARP RENCOUNTER " WITH THE FRENCH FROM THE ADJACENT '• GARRISONS,—WITH SEVERAL PARTICULARS TOUCHING THE SIEGE OF LOURDE, AND THE DEATH OF THE GOVERNOR, WHO WOULD NOT SURRENDER IT TO HIS RELATION THE COUNT DE FOIX. TN the morning, we mounted o u horfes, fet out from Tournay, paled the river Lifse at a ford ; and, riding towards the city of Tarbes, entered Bigorre, leaving on our left the road to Lourde, Bagneres, and the caftle of Montgail-lard. • We made for a village called in the coun-try Terra Cimitat, and fkirted a wood, which we afterwards entered, on the lands of the lord de Barbafan ; when the knight faid, c Sir John this is the pafs of Larre : look about you.' I did fo, and thought it a very strange country, and fhould have imagined myfelf in great dan-ger if I had nothad the company of the knight. I recollected what he had faid fome days be-fore refpecting the country of Larre and Men-geant de Lourde, and, reminding him of them, faid, * My lord, you proraifed that when we came 162


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