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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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knight, € I will do fo.' The lord de Corafse wm ferved by Orthon for a long time. I am ignorant if Orthon had more than one matter ; but two or three times every week he vifited the knight, and. told him all the news of the countries he had fre-quented, which he wrote immediately to the count de Foix, who was much delighted therewith, as there is not a lord in the world more eager after news from foreign parts than he is. Once, when the lord de Corafse was in conversation " on this fubject with the count de Foix, the count said, c Lord de Corafse, have you never yet feen your mefsengerp c jnj0j by my faith, never; nor have I ever prefsed him on this matter.' ' I wonder at that/ replied the count; ' for had he been fo much attached to me, I fhould have begged. of him to have (hewn himfelf in his own proper form ; and I entreat you will do fo, that you may tell how he is made, and what he is like. You have faid, that he fpeaks Gafcon as well as you or I do/ € By my faith/ faid the lord de Corafse, c he converfes juft as well and as properly; and, fince you requeft it, I will do all I can to fee him/ c It fell out, when the lord de Corafse, as ufual, was in bed with his lady (who was now accuftom-ed to hear Orthon without being frightened), Orthon arrived, and fhook the pillow of the knight, who was aileep. On waking, he asked who was there : Orthon replied. c It is I/ c And where dost thou come from?' 4 I come from Prague in Bohemia/ ' How far is it hence?' * Sixty days journey/ replied Orthon. 4 And Jaast thou returned thence in fo fhort a time?' Yes, È99


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