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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 136



ÎS5 and prifoners before, with-thofe on foot; and the captains followed elofc after on horfebaek. It was dark night ; and, as the country did not fufpect their ftay would have been fo ihort, they were not^purfued. About midnight they came to Donzac, which they had left two days before, and there unpacked and examined their plunder. I heard, when in that country, tjiat they gained by this expedition upwards of one hundred thoufand francs, befides prifoners ;4 for fir Peter de Giac, chancellor of France, alone loft more than thirty thoufand francs in gold. The companions had wifely refolved to leave Montferrant as they did: had. they ftaid. two days longer, they could not have attempted it without great danger of their lives. The whole furrounding country were collecting, and ad-vancing in great bodies to lay fiege to them, under the command of the lords de la Topr, de Montague, d'Apthier, d'Apthon, fir Guifcard Dauphin, the marquis of Gaiulhat, fir Lewis d'Arabiere, the lord, de la Paliffe, fir Ptouftrae de Ch^ftalux, and the fénéfchal de Montagne. None remained at home, and the count-dauphin was very active in the matter. - He ' would have been there within two days, had he not heard "that the G*fcons httd retreated to their forts : at thetfame?thne, he-received an account of all the irtifchief M^hteh they had committed. When he was affured this intelligence was 1 trae,'-he^ravéHed^rnore (lowly to Saint PouTçain, -and fhenee to-Mouims in the Bourbonois, ,whect -fce'Oitt 4as4mglHfcr, ^he-^oheis^BoiitboDy %ho


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