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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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them, for the country could not in truth bear any additional tax. When the king of Navarre found he had upt any hopes of fuceefs, he was fiipnt and discon-tented : on leaving them, he faid, * You have been badly advifed: confult together again:' and then went away, followed by his counfel. The depu: ties were ftiut up in this orchard, with orders for no one to be fuffered to go out of it, aqd t Very Jittle meat or drink to be given them. Xbey re-mained, thus in great fear of their lives, and npne dared open their lips. It may be fuppofed he fucceeded at laft in h$..plan;, for Jie beheaded three of the moll determined in their oppofitiou, to frighten the others to his will.. At this moment an extraordinary event hap-pened at Pampeluna, which feemed a judgment from God. I will relate it, as feveral perfous from PampelqTia told h me at Foix, Which is but three days journey off. : It-wfs reported, that the king of Navarre was fond of women, and had at this time a very4iand-fome lady for his miflrefs, with whom he occa-sionally amufed himfelf, for he had beeh long a widower. Having paffed a night with her, he returned to his own chamber, fhivering with cold, and' faid to one of his valets, ( Prepare my bed, for I want to lie down and repofe myfelf a little.* When ready, he undreffed himfelf and went to bed ; but he was no fooner laid down than he began to fhake, andcoujdnot get,warm. He waa of a great age, about fixty, and accuf-tonaed to have his bed well warmed with heated 1 ' • '' air 89


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