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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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of Brittany, he avoided all great towns,* &id, paffing fafely through-Poitou and Limoufin, ar-rived m Chaluçet, bf which Perrot le Béarnoîs was governor. On coming to the barriers* hav-ing made acquaintance with the garrifon, they allowed him to enter, after examining him at -the gates, and led him to Perrot, to whom he punctually delivered the meflage, to the great jby of the governor, who had been long impa* Sient tô hear fome news of the fleet* and'now he had it quite frefh. He laid to the Breton,— * Thou art welcome : my companions and my-/elf are very eager to take the* field, which we will now fpeedily do, and then act as we are or-dered.' Perrot le Béarnois inftantly fent to the go-vernors of Carlat, the bourg de Compane, to Olim Barbe, captain of Ouzach/ to Amerigot Marcel, captain of Aloife, near Saint Flour, and to the captains of the other forts in Au-vergne and Limoufin, to fay he was about to take the field, as the fèafon was now favour-able, and defiring they would join him, after having left garrifons in their forts flrong enough to prevent any accident during their abfence. Thefe companions had as great a defire to take the field as Pèrrot le Béarnois.; for they could only enrich themfelves by. the loflfes of others, and, making their preparations in hafte, came to Chaluçet, where the general aflembly had been fixed. They amounted to full four hundted Jances, ^nd thought themfelves in fufficient ftrength for any gallant enterprife, and that O 2 there •195-


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