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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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hundred fpears. Louis Raimbaut, fufpeeting nothing, was furprifed; and the lord de la Voulte and his men, knowing what they were to do, lowered their Jances, and, (houting their cry of c La Voulte!' inftantly charged him and his companions, who were riding much at their eafe. Oh the firft {hock, the greater part were Unliorfed; and Louis Raimbaut was ftruck to the ground by a fquire of Auvergne, called Am-blardon, who, advancing on him, made him his prifoner; the remainder were either killed or taken -, not one efcaped ; and they found in à private trunk the fum of three thoufand francs, which he had received at Ance as the compoii-tion of the villagers near, which gave much pleafure to the captors, for each had a fliane. f When Limoufin faw Louis Raimbaut thus caught, he Ihewed himfelf, and faid reproach-fully,—* Louis, Louis ! you fhould have been better accompanied. Do you remember the in-fult and fhameyoù made me undergo at Brioude, Qn account of your miftrefs ? I did not think that for a woman you would have made me fuffer what yoh did ; for, if it had happened to me, I Ihould not have been fo angry. To two brothers in arms, fuch as we were then, one woman might have occafionally ferved.' ' The lords laughed at this fpeech, but Louis had no fuch inclination. By the capture of Louis Raimbaut, thofe of Jïrioude furrendered to the fénéschal of Au-vergne ; for, after the lofs of their leader and the flower of their men, they could hot keep it* ' . .The


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