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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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had caufed him to be confined in a room of the dungeon where was little light : there he re-mained for ten days. He fcarcely eat or drank any thing of • the food which was regularly brought to him, but threw it afide. It is faid, that after his death, all the meat was found un-touched, fo that it is marvellous how he could have lived fo long. The count would not per-mit any one to remain in the chamber to advife or comfort him ; he therefore never put off the '•clothes he had on when he entered his prifon. This made him melancholy and vexed him, for he did not expect fo much harfhnefs: he there-. lore curfed the hour he was born, and lamented ,that he Ihould come to fuch an end. On the day of his death, thofe who brought him food . faid, c Gallon, here is meat for you.' He paid . not any attention to it, but faid, c Put it down/ The perfon who ferved him, looking about, faw all thé meat untouched that he had brought thi-ther the lafl days: then, flmtting the door, he went to the count and faid, c My lord, for God's • fake, look to your fon: he is itarving himfelf in his prifon. I do not believe he has eaten any . thing fince his confinement ; for I fee all that I have carried to him lying on one fide untouched/ • On hearing this, the count was enraged, and, without faying a word, left his apartment and • went to the prifon of his fon. • In an evil hour, he had in his harid a knife, with which he had been pairing and cleaning his nails, he held it . by the blade fo clofely that fcarcely the thick-nefs . of a groat appeared of the point, when, pushing 205


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