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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 336



the Gafcons love to be governed. King Charles, the more firmly to strengthen the connection, married his fister, the lady Ifabella de Bourbon, to the lord d'Albreth ; by whom he had two fine children, which caufes love to endure the longer. True it is, that when I lived among thefe lords at Paris, I once heard the lord d'Albreth ufe an expreffion that I noted down.1 I believe it may have been faid in joke : however, it contained, in my opinion, much truth and good fenfe. A knight from Brittany, who had borne arms for him, inquired after his health, and how he ma-naged toemain steady to the French : when he thus anfwered,-~-c Thank God, my health is very good $ but I had more money at command, as well as my people, when I made war for the king of England, than J have nowj for, when-ever we took any excursions in fearch of adven-tures, we never failed meeting fome rich mer-chants from Touloufe, Condom, la Rêole or Bergerac, whom we fquee2ed, which made us gay and debonair, but now all that is at an end.' The knight, on hearing this, burst into laugh-ter and replied, *In truth, that is the life Gafcons love : they willingly hurt their neigh-bour.' On hearing this, I conchwbed that the lord d'Albreth heartily repented his having turned to the French, in the fame manner as the lord de Mucident, whos when made pri-foner at Yurac, fwore to the duke of Amjew, he would fet out for Paris and become ever after a good Frenchman. He did go to Paris, where . . • the 3i#


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