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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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slain him, but the knights and fquires again in-terfered, and on their knees faid to him with tears, ' Ah, ah! my lord, for Heaven's fake, do not kill Gallon: you have no other child. Let him be confined and inquire further into the buliness. Perhaps he was ignorant what was in the bag, and may therefore be biameiefs.' c Well,' replied the count, c let him be confined in the dungeon, but fo fafely guarded that he may be forthcoming.' The youth was there-fore confined in this tower. The count had many of thofe who ferved his fon arretted, but not all; for feverai efcaped out of the country: in particular, the biiliop of Lefcar*, who was much fufpected, as were feveral others. He put to death not lefs than fifteen, after they had fuffered the torture; and the reafon he gave was, that it was impoffible but they must have been acquainted with the fecrets of his fon, and they ought to have informed him by faying, ' My lord, Gaston wears constantly on his breast a bag of fuch and fuch a form.' This they did not do, and fuffered a terrible death for it ; which was a pity, for there were not in all Gafcony fuch handfome or well-appointed fquires. The houfehold of the count de Foix was always fplendidly established. c This bufinefs went to the heart of the count, as he plainly Ihewed; for he affembled at Orthès all the nobles and prelates of Foix and Béarn, and others the principal perfons of the country. • Lescar,—a city in Beam, about one league from Pau. 203


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