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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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• ifri Ground him, c Here is but a finall fire for this weather ' Ernauton d'Efpaign inftantly ran tiown ftairs; for from the windows of the gal-lery, which looked into the court, he had feen a number of affes laden with billets of wood for the ufe of the houfe, and feizing the largest of thefe affes, with his load, threw him over his fhoulders, and carried him up stairs, pufliing through the crowd of knights and fquires who were around the chimney, and flung afs and load with his feet upwards on the dogs of the hearth, to the delight of the count, and the aftonifh-ment of all,* at the strength of the fquire, who v had carried with fuch eafe, fo great a load up 1 fo many fteps.' ' This feat of strength did I hear; and all the histories of fir Efpaign du Lyon gave Me fuch fatisfection and delight, I thought the road was much too fliort. While this was relating, we croffed the pafs of Larre, and leaving the caftle of Marteras, where the battle was fought, paf-fed very near the castle of Barbafan, which is handfome and strong, a league distant from Tarbes. We faw it before us, and had a good road, eafy to be travelled, following the courfe of the river Lefchez, which rifes in the moun-tains. - We rode at our leifure, not to fatigue our horfes ; and he pointed out to me, on the . other fide of the river, the caftle and town of Montgaillard, and the road which goes ftraight . Jo Lqurde. It then came into my mind to afk the knight about the duke of Anjou, when the caftle of Malvoifin had furrendered to him, and, ho


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