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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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others who delights to fee ft rangers, in order to hear news. On my entering, he received me handfomely, and retained me of his houfehold, where I ft&id upwards of twelve weeks well en-tertained, as were my horfes. " Our acquaintance was ftrengthened by my having brought with me a book which I had made at the defire of Winceflaus of Bohemia, duke of Luxembourg and Brabant. In this book, called le Meliador, are contained all the fongs, ballads, roundelays • and virelay^, which that gentle duke had compofed, and of them I had made this collection. • • , Every night after fupper I read " out to ' him parts : during which time neither he nor any one elfe fpoké, for he was defirous I (hould be well heard, and took much delight in it. When any paffages were not perfectly clear, he himfelf dif-cnffed them with me, not in his Gafcon language but in very good French. I (hall relate to you feveral things refpecting him and his houfehold, for I tarried there as long as I could gain any information. Count Gallon Phoebus de Foix, of whom I am now fpeaking, was at that time fifty-nine years old; and I muft fay, that although I have feen very many knights, kings, princes and others, I have never feen any fo handfome, either in the form of his limbs and fliape„ or in countenance, which was fair and ruddy, with grey and amor-ous eyes, that gave delight whenever he chofe to express affection. He was fo perfectly formed one could not praife him too much. He love VOL. VII. O . earaeffl. 193


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