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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 217



so? ton; and I was truly forry for the count his fa-ther, whom I found a magnificent, generous and courteous lord, and alfo for the country that was difcontented for want of an heir. I then took leave of the fquire, after having thanked him for the pleafure his narration had given me. I faw him frequently afterwards in the hôtel de Foix, when we had alwaj» fome converfation. I once asked him about fir Peter de Béarn, baf-tard-brother to the count, who feemed to me a knight of great valour, and if he were rich, or married. f Married indeed he is/ replied he, c but neither his wife nor children live with him/ * For what reafon?' faid 1. * I will tell you/ replied the fquire. f Sir Peter de Béarn has a cuftom, when afleep in the night-time, to rife, arm himfelf, draw his fword, and to begin fighting as if he were in actual combat. The chamberlains and valets who fleep in his chamber to watch him, on hear-ing him rife, go to him, and inform him what he is doing : of all which, he tells them, he is quite ignorant, and that they lie. Sometimes they leave neither arms nor fword in his cham-ber, when he makes fuch a noife and clatter as if all the devils in hell were there. They there-fore think it belt to replace the arms, and fome-times he forgets them, and remains quietly in his bed/ I again asked, if he had a large fortune with his wife. * Yes, in God's name, had he/ faid the fquire; * but the lady keeps pofleffion of it, and enjoys the profits, except a fourth part, which fir


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