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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
page 29



ivi knight, who had ferved in all the wars in Òafcòny, was equally defirous to learn every thing which related to thofe that Froiffart was acquainted with; and Froiffart, more in a fituatipn to fatisfy him than any one, was not lefs · curious to be informed of thofe events in which the knight had borne a part: they mutually communicated all they knew, with a reciprocal complaifance. They rode fide by fide, and frequently only a foot's pace : their whole journey was paiTed in conventions; by which they mutually inilrufted each other.. Towns, cailles, ruins, plains, heights, valleys, defiles ; every thing awakened the curiofity of Froiffart,* and recalled to the memory of fir Efpaing dn Lyon the different Aftions which had there pafled under his eyes, or which he had heard related by thofe who had been engaged in them. The hiftorian, too circumftantial in the recital which he gives us of thefe converfations, relates even the exclamations by which he teftified his gratitude to the knight, for all the interefting intelligence he was pleafed to give him. If they arrived at a town before fun-fet, they availed themfelves of the remnant of the day to examine the out-works of the place, or to obferve thofe parts of it which had fuffered from aifaults. On their return to the inn, they continued the fame converfations, either between themfelves or with other knights and efquires, who might be lodged there; and FroiiTart never went to bed until he had put down in writing every particular he had heard. After


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