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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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im Raralîe, fir Pètèr dé Hanefane, fir Ogerot dte* DomefTon, and many others. Sir Efpaignolët d'Efpaign, eldeft fon of fir Roger d'Efpaign, coufin to the count de Foix, joined this compa-ny of tiearn men. ' Thefé barons ahd knights fixed their rendez-vous ât Orthès and in that neighbourhood; and1 Ï heard, from thofe who faw them march away, they were the handfomeft arid belt equipped knights who had for a long time left Béarn. When the count de Foix found that they re-aTly intended to go to Caftille, he was greatly vexed and penfive, though at the firfthe had con-fented they fhould receive pay from the king of Caftille, for he was afraid his country would be too much weakened by their departure. He lent therefore, to the barons and knights above-men-tioned, two knights of his houfehold, fir Efpaign du Lyon and the lord de Cabeftan, to requeft they would come to the caftle, for he was dêfi-rous to give them a dinner, by vfray of wilhing them a good journey. The knights; as was natural, accepted the invitation, and the count de Foix received them m oft gracioufly. After mafs, * he led them into his ' cabinet, and thus addrefled them,—c My fair firs, are you indeed refolved to leave my country and'affift the king of Caftille in his wars, whilft I have on hahd mydifpute with the count d'Armagnaè ?. Your departure makes me very uneafy.' « My lord/ replied they, cit is really fo; for are obliged to it, as 'we have received pay from


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