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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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noifes at the door or windows, fo that, when the knight was awakened, he faid, * Orthon, let me fleep. ' I will not/ replied he, f until I have told thee fome news/ The knight's lady was fo much frightened, the hairs of her head flood on end, and fhe hid herfelf under the bed-clothes. * * Well,1 faid the knight,f and what news haft thou brought me?' Orthon replied, * I am come from England, Hungary, or fome other place, which I left yefterday, and fuch and fuch things have happened/ Thus did the lord de CorafTe know by means of Orthon all things that were paffing in different parts of the world ; and this connec-tion continued for five years ; but he ' could not keep it to himfelf, and difcovered it to the count de Foix, in the manner I will tell you. The firft year, the lord de Corafse came to the count de Foix at Orthès, or elfewhere, and told him ; * My lord, fuch an event has happened in Eng-land, in Scotland, Germany, or fome other coun-try \ and the count de Foix, who found all this intelligence prove true, marvelled greatly how he could have acquired fuch early intimation, and entreated him fo earneftly, that the lord de Corafse told him the means by which he had ac-quired his intelligence, and the manner of its communication. When the count de Foix heard this, he was much pleafed, and faid,—€ Lord de Corafse, nourish the love of your intelligencer: I wifh I had fuch a mefsenger: he cofts you no-thing, and you are truly informed of everything that pafses in the world/ 'My lord/ répliedjthe knight, fi§8


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