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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.9

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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.9
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After-they had converted together a fhort fpaee# as 1 was informed when at Orthès, the count de Foix withdrew with his company into the plain, but the duke remained where they had met. Then three knights, fir Ffpaignde Lyon, fir Peter Campeftan and fir Menault de Non-ailes advanced to the duke, and faid,—c My lord, we come to offer you a prefent from the count de Foix on your return from Caftille, as he knows you have been at a heavy expenfe. He firft welcomes you to his country of Béarn, and prefents you with eight thoufand florins, this mule, two courfers and two palfreys/ € My fair firs,' replied the duke, c I am very much obliged to the count de Foix, With regard to the florins, we cannot receive them ; but as for the reft we accept them with great pleafure/ The florins were therefore returned, and the horfes and mule kept. Shortly afterward, the count placed himfelf befide the duke, and conducted him, under his pennon, to Orthès, when he was lodged in the caftle, and his attendants in the town. The dùke qf Bourbon remained for three day* at Orthès, magnificently entertained with din-ners and fuppers. The count de Foix Ihewed him good part of his ftate, which would recom-mend him to fuch a perfon as the duke of Bour-bon. On the fourth day he took his leave and departed. The count made many prefents to the knights and fquires attached to the duke, and to fuch an extent that ,1 was told this vifit of the duke of Bourbon coft him ten thoufand francs. The duke took his road to France by Mont-^l ^ : . pelier, * 34


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