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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.8

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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.8
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jeûs ftoçld thus talk of him rdpe&fcg Dmrgk becaufe the crown of his father, whp had been fo greatly beloved, was but juft fallen to him* He called to him a grçat baron of Arragon apd his coufin, named fir Itaymond de Bâchez, and faid ; 4 Sir Raymond^, ride towards Duren, and iearp from thofe who have furprifed it what they want in my country, and make fome treaty with them, that you may get them out of it by fair or foul means.* The knight obeyed, ^nd fent a heral^ to the gar-rifon of Duren, to fay he wifhed to negotiate a treaty with them. When M ont faucon and tlje other captains learnt that fir Raymond de Baches wanted to treat with thepn, they, thought they fhould obtain a large fum to deliver up the place, and faid to the herald, 4 Friend, tell your matter, fir Raymond, from us, that he may fefely come here, for we will not do him any injury/ The herald returned with this anfwer to fir Raymond at Perpignan, who inftantjy left the place, and on his arrival at Duren held a parley with them. He afked why they remained fo long jon the borders of Arragon : they replied, they were waiting to join the apiy from France that was coming to the fupport of the king of Caftille. * Ha, my gentlemen/ faid fir Raymond, c if you wait for that,. you will flay here too long j for the king of Arragon will not allow you thus to plunder his country and its inhabitants.' They replied, * that fince the king would not fiiffer them to fupport themfelves, he muft present % for |ive i.hey would* If he wogld ranfom the country, i


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