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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 195



lord/ faid Oie, c I am going to my uncle, and aunt-in-law, the count and countefs de Dur-gueil, in Arragon,, there to remain ; for I have much difpleafure in living with my hulband, fir John de Boulogne, fon of the count de Boulogne. I expected he would have recovered for me mine inheritance of Comminges from the count d'Ar-magnac, who not only keeps it, but has confin-ed my filler in prifon ; but my hufband is too foil a knight, whofe fole delight is eating and drinking, and enjoying his pleafures ; and the moment his father dies, he will fell the greater part of his eftates to multiply his luxuries: it is for thefe reafons I cannot live with him. I have alfo brought my daughter with me, whom I de-liver up to your charge, and appoint you her guardian, to inftruct and defend her; for I well know that, from our relationfhip, you will not difappoint me ; and I have the greateft confidence in the care you will take of my daughter Joan* c It was with much difficulty I could get her from her father's hands, and out of the country JJ but as I know the Armagnacs, your adverfarieg as well as mine, are capable of carrying her ofi^ being the true heirefs of Comminges, I de-liver her to you ; therefore do not fail me in this, bufinefs, Ï entreat of you ; for I firmly believe, that when nyr hufband fhall know I left her un-der your care, he will be pleafed, having fre-quently faid, that this girl would give him much trouble/ r The count de Foix was delighted to hear his confit 185


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