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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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gone forth to meet them, and in particular by the lord de Laval, who refided there. They difmounted at their lodgings, and, hav-ing drefled and refrefhed themfelves with what they there found, re-mounted their horfes, and rode to the caftle de la Motte, the refidence of the duke, who met and received them with much joy, telling them they were welcome, for that he was very happy in feeing them. He took the lord de Coucy by the hand, and fhewed him much kindnefs, faying,—* Fair brother, you are welcome : I rejoice to fee you in Brit-tany : before you leave me, I will give you fine fport with hunting flags, and in hawking/ € Dear brother and lord/ replied the lord de Coufcy, c I thank you; and I and my compa-nions will cheerfully partake of them.' The duke fhevved them every attention, and conducted them, laughing #nd joking, to his apartments, where they amufed themfelves with much cheerfulnefs, as great lords are aceuftom-ed to do who have not feen each other for fome time. All four knew how to keep up a brilli-ant convention as well, if not better than any lords lever favv, not excepting the duke of Bra-bant, the count de Foix, ' nor the count de Savoy ; and, in particular, the lord de Coucy fhone above all others, as was acknowledged by all lords and ladies, in whatever country he had vifited, whether France, England, Germany, Lombardy, or any other places. He had feen much of the world, and had travelled to vari-ous parts, to which he was naturally inclined. . ' During 171


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