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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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The prieft obtained a copy of this fentence,; and hailened to Beam, where fhewing it, and his bulls from the pope, he obtained poffeffion • of the tythes. ' The lord de Corafle, being doubtful of the * prieft and of his defigns, went to him and faid,— 'Mafter Peter, or mafter Martin, (according as he was called) do you think I will lofe my in-heritance through the papers you have brought hither? I do not believe you will be bold enough to collect any thing belonging to me ; for if you do, your life fhall pay for it. Go elfewhere and feek for benefices, for you fhall not have any -thing from my eftates ; and, once for all, I forbid you to take any tythes/ The clerk was fearful of the knight, as he knew him to be a cruel man, and dared not perfevere, but refolved to return to Avignon, which he did. Before he fet out, he came again to the lord de Coraffe, and faid to him,—* By force, and not by juftice, you deprive me of the rights of my church, for' which, in confcience, you behave exceedingly ill. I am not fo powerful in this country as you are; but know, that as foon as I poffibly can, I will fend you a champion that you will be more afraid of than you have hitherto been of me.' € The lord de Coraffe, not alarmed at his me-naces, replied—f Go, in God's name, go : do what thou canft : I fear thee peither dead nor alive ; and for thy fpeeches I will not lofe my property/ . The clerk then departed, and went I know not whether to Catalonia or to Avignon, U 4 ' but 895 —


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