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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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one which pleafed me more, nor was I ever more delighted with feats of arms, than at this of the count de Foix. ' There were knights and fquires to be feen in every chamber, hall and court, going backwards and forwards, and converting on arms and amours. Every thing honourable was there to be found. All intelligence from diftant countries was there to be learnt for the gallantry of the count had brought vifitors from all parts of the world. It was there I was in-formed of the greater part of thofe events which had happened in Spain, Portugal, Arragon, Na-varre, England, Scotland, and on the borders of Languedoc ; for I faw, during my refidence, knights and fquires arrive from every nation. I therefore made inquiries from them, or from the count himfelf, who cheerfully converted with me. I was very anxious to know, feeing the hôtel of the count fo fpacious and fo amply fupplied/ what was become of his fon Gallon, and by what accident he had died, for fir Efpaign du Lyon would never fatisfy my curiofity. I made fo many inquiries, that at laft an old and intelligent fquire informed me. He thus began his tale : c It is well known that the count $nd countefs de Foix are not on good terms with each other, nor have they been so for a long time. This dis-fenfion arofe from the king of Navarre, who is the lady's brother. The king of Navarre had offered to pledge himfelf for the lord d'Albreth, whom the count de Foix held in prifon, • in- the fum of fifty thoufand francs. The count de Foix, knowing 196


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