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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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11.1 ^ ' his fon, a boy about fixteen years old, to exa- mine the ftate of the guard. On his arrival, between .the outward and inward gate, he found four old men, almoft frozen with cold, who faid to him, c Take from each of us a halfpenny, and v allow us to go and warm ourfelves/ The youth was eager for the money, which he took, and fufFered the guard to go home. Geronnet or fome of his people were confiant-ly on the watch at the gate of the Crown, for the relief of the guard. Obferving the youth return, and the guard with him, they faid,— € Things go well : it will bq a good night for us : there are none in the town but thofe who are now in bed, and, as the guard is difmiffed, we have nothing to fear/ . • . . Perrot and his companions were making all the hafte they could ; but they were obliged to ' Jpafs under the walls of Clermont. When within one league of that place, they met Amerigot Marcel, governor of Alofe, near St. Hour, with about one hundred fpears. * When ,J;hey were known to each other, there was much joy; and they mutually afked whither they were going In fuch bad weather, and what were the objects of their. being abroad. Amerigot Marcql faid, —c I come from my caftie of Alofe, and am , going to Carlat/ f In God's name/ replied thf two captains of Carlat, the bourg Anglois, and the bourg de Copane, * here we are, if you have any thing to fay t to us. Do you • want any thing?' c Yes,' faid he: c you have fome pri-foners who belong to* the dauphin d'Auvergne,


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