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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.1

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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.1
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ι *V He fet out with letters of recommendation (rotti the count du Blois, to Gallon Phoebus, and took the road through Ayignon. One of his paftorals informs us, that he refided in the environs of an abbey*, iituated between Lunel and Montpelier, and that he gained the afFe&ions of a young perfori, who bewailed his departure: in the fame poem he tells us, that he carried with him four greyhounds t* as a prefent to the count de Fohç. GaÎÎon was paffionately fond of dogs, and had upwards of fixteen hundred always in his kennel : there is extant a treatife written by him on hunting, which is preserved in manufcript in feveral libraries, and was printed in 1520. Froiflart went from Carcaffonne to Pamiers, of which he gives an agreeable defcription: he remained there three days waiting for the chance of meeiing fome perfon with whom he might travel into Beam. He was fortunate enough to meet with a knight from the county of Foix, who was returning thither from Avignon, and they journeyed together. Sir Efpaing du Lyon, the name of the knight, was a man of high diitinftion, who had coniiderable commands, and had been employed all his life in négociations as delicate as they were important. The two travellers agreed perfeûly well j the) * Probably St. Gêniez, a monaftery of nuns, one league and a half from the road which leads from Montpelier to JLunel. St. P alate. f .Their names were Triftan, Heéfor, Brun, and Reliant. S t . P alati. knight,


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