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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
page 223



CHARXXXm. • •It WILLIAM DE LÏGNAC AND 8IR WALTER BE PAS8AC T1AVERSE THE KINGDOM OF NAVARRE, WITH THEIR ARMY, AND ARRIVE AT BURGOS, WHERE THEY MEET THE KING OF CASTILLE*. Y^U have heard how fir Walter de Paflac oh. taiiied permiflion from the count de Foix for the french army, intended for Caftille, to pafs through Beam. The count likewife gave, of his own free will, (for he was no way bounden to do fo) very rich prefects to fuch knights and fquires as waited on him at the caftle of Orthès, to pay their refpcfts, and tell him what was palling in the way of news. To fome he gave two hundred, to others one hundred, fifty or forty florins, according to their ranks ; and, as the tre^furer affured me, the paffage q( this firft divifion coft the count de Foix one thoufand francs^ without including the prefent? he made of couriers and hackneys. Now (hew me the prince who does fuch things, or who has the inclination to do them. In good truth, fo defirous am I of fpeaking to his advantage, it is a pity that fuch a one fhould ever grow old and die} for he is not furrounded by bafe minions, who tell him, * Take this, give that ; take on all fides/ No, he never had, nor will have any fuch about his perfon : he «10


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