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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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ferrants haftened to ©pen tie kennel, ami to set the hounds on the few, who uttered a loud cry and looked up at the lord de Corafee, leaning on the balcony of his window, and was never feen afterwards; for (he vanifhed, and no one ever knew what became of her. - * The knight returned quite penfive to his chamber, for he then recollected what Orthon * had told him, and faid, 4 I believe I have feen my mefsenger Orthon, and repent having fet my hounds on him, for perhaps I may never fee him more : he frequently told me, that if I ever angered him, I fhould lofe him/ He kept his " word, for never did he return to the hôtel de Corafse, and the knight died the following year/ Thus have I related to you the hiftory of Orthon, and how for a time he fupplied the lord de Corafse with intelligence/ € That is true/ fàid I to the fquire ; * but with what intent have you told it? Does the count de Foix make ufe of fuch a mefsenger ?* * In good truth, that is the real opinion of feveral of the inhabitants of Béarn; for therp is nothing done in this country or elfewhere but what he inftantly knows, when he fets his heart on it, even when it is the leàft fufpocted. Thus it was respecting the intelli-gence he told us of our good knights and fquires, who had fallen in Portugal. The reputation and belief of his pofsefsing this knowledge is of great fervice to him, for there would not be loft a gold or filter fpoon, or any thing of lefs value, in this country, without his inftantly knowing of SOS


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