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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
page 105



m gavrite tas tômpleÉdy fliaft. m. Geotfrjr, how- «ter, was îndHSereiit to this ; -for- ht. knew he bad jprovïfton and lores to laft ibr ferei.yearn, and .that his caftie was fe ftrongly placed upon m ttjek that it «raM not be taken by form; and, iiotwithfta&ding thefe block4icnries, and this fup-pofed complete blockade, he, at times, with fume of his companions, made fatties through a poftern that opened between two hidden rocks, and overran the country in iearch of wealthy ^prifoaers. They never brought any thing beiie with them I» the.caftie, on account of the diffi-culty of the pales. This opening could not be clofed, and, to the furprife of the country, they were found abroad feven leagues diftant: if they were by accident purfued, and had once regained their mountains, though the chace lifted. for three leagues, they confidered themfelves as fe-cure as if in their fort. This manner of harrafs-ing the country was long continued; and the fiege of the caftie, in the manner I have related, lafied for more than a year: by it the country was faved the large fums they ufed to pay as HXmpofition-money. • We will, :for the prefent, leave Ventadour, and, by way of variety, fpeak of other matters. J : . . CHAP.


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