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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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d'Oc, and the duke of Burgundy of the Langue d'Ouy and all Picardy*. € When the inhabitants of Languedoc heard that my lord of Berry was to govern them they 'were much alarmed, efpecially thofe of Touloufe and its dependencies ; for they knew the duke to be àfpendthrift, who would get money any way he could without caring how he opprefled the people. Some Bretons ilill remained in theTou-loufain, Carcaffonois and Rouergue, whom the duke of Anjou had left, and they pillaged the whole country : it was reported the duke of Berry fupported them, in order to be matter of the principal towns. The duke himfelf was not at the , * 1 It is very probable these two denominations had been in use before the ordinance of Philip le bel in 1304 and 1305. It is in another ordinance of Charles VI. 1394, which states the crown of France to be divided into Langue d'Oc and Langue d'Oïl. The word Langue was employed anciently for ^nation or province : in the order of Malta, this term is pre-served at present. Guillaume de Nangis, in bis chronicle, • points out the environs of Paris by the name of Langue d'Oil, in the year 1343, where an epidemical disorder began to tiesolate the country towards the end of August. In la Sa-lade, by Anthony de la Salle, about 1440, he speaks of an unknown knight, whom he. supposes from Languedoc, * be-cause he and the greater part of his attendants used in.theûr speech Oc, the language which is spoken at Sant-Jago of Compostella.' 'All these general distinctions ceased from ' the time of Francis 1. There is not any mention aftff that perioë, in the treasury receipts, of the Langue d'Oç nor; of the. Langue d'Oil. The Langue d'Oc was considered as the, country south of the Loire4 and the Langue d'Oil, or Picarde, to the north ©fit.'- St Palaye Mem. de V Académie, vol. xxiv. " x time .182


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