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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 302



CHAP. XL. THE COUNT DE FOIX IS* RAPIDLY, AND IN A SECRET MANNER, INFORMED OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT AUUBAROTA.—FROISSART, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THIS, RELATES A STORY WHICH HAD BEEN TOLD HIM OF A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, CALLED ORTHON, WHO SERVED THE LORD DE CORASSE IN THE LIKE MANNER. AFACT I am about to relate will astonifh my readers, if they confider and pay at-tention to it. It was told me in the hôtel of the count de Foix at Orthès, and by the fame perfon who had informed me of the battle of Aljubarota, and the event of that day. I will therefore narrate it; for, ever fince the fquire related it to me, I have much thought on it, and (hall do fo as long as I live. It is a fact, as the fquire aflured me, that the count de Fdix was informed, the day after the battle of Alju-barota, of every thing that had there happened, the fame as I have related it, which furprifed me exceedingly how this could pofliWy have been. The whole days of Sunday, Monday, and the following Tuefday he was in his caftle of Orthès* and made fuch poor and melancholy meals that not one word could be drawn from him; nor would he, during that time, quit his chamber, nor fpeak to knight or fquire, however nearly hvy were related by blood, unlefs he had fent for *92


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