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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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came to the country of Larre, you would tell me more of Mengeant de Lourde, and the mari-ner of his death/ * It is true/ replied the knight : c come and ride by my fide, and I will tell it you/ I then pufhed forward to hear him the better, when he began as follows : c During the time Peter d'Anchin held the caftle and garrifon of Ortingas, as I have before related, thofe of Lourde made frequent excur-sions at a diftance from their fort, when they had not always the advantage. You fee thofe two caftles of Barbafan and Marteras, which had al-ways confiderable garrifons : the towns of Bag-neres, Tournay, Montgaillard, Salenges, Be-nach, Gorre, and Tarbes, were alfo full of French troops. When they heard that those of Lourde had made any excurfion towards Tou-loufe or Carcaffone, they collected themfelvea and formed an ambufcade, to flay them and car-ry off what pillage they fhould have collected : fometimes feveral on each fide were killed, at others thofe of Lourde pafled unmolefted. ' € It happened once, that Ernauton de Sainte • Colombe, le Mengeant de Sainte Corneille, with fix fcorelances, good menât arms, fet out from Lourde, and advanced round the mountains be-tween the two rivers Lifle and Leffe, as far as Touloufe. On their return, they found in the meadows great quantities of cattle, • pi^p/^pd flieep, which they feized, as well as foroegftb* ftaiitial men from the flat countries, and dpove them all before them. • f 163


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