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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 185



full confideration, he faid he would go, for he was unwilling to offend the count de Foix. When on the point of departure, he,called his brother, John de Béarn, and faid to him, in prefence of the garrifon ; f My lord, the count de Foix has fent for me; on what account I know not, but fince he is defirous I fhould come to him, I will go. I fufpect very much that I fhall be required to furrender this caftle ; for the duke of Anjou has marched along the frontiers of his country without ' entering it, and the count de Foix has long wifhed for the caftle of Malvoifin, in order to be mafter of Lane-bourg and the frontiers of Bigorre and Commin-ges. I am ignorant if any treaties have been made between him and the duke of Anjou ; but l declare, that as long I live, I will never fur-render the castle of Lourde but to my natural lord the king of England. 1 therefore order you, brother John, fhould I appoint you to the command of it, that you fwear to me upon your faith and gentility, you will hold it in the fame manner as I do, and that you Hvill never fail in fo doing for life or death/ John took the oath as his brother required, who then fet out for Orthès, where on his arrival he difmounted at the hôtel, of the Moon. • • * When he thought it was decent time to wait on the count, he went to him at the caftle, who received him moft amicably, made him fit at his table, and fhewed him every mark of atten-tion. Dinner being over, the count faid, € Pe-ter, I have many thing* to talk with you upon : therefore. 175


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