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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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xìx îèrètit provinces of France, and even in Spain, from the time of the battle of Poitiers, at which period he firft bore arms Although he appìied himfelf, without relaxation, to colleâ hiftorical memoirs, Froiffart gave, howevei*, forne moments to poetry. We have a paftoral, by him, which he feems to have compofed in the County of Foix, in honour of Gafton Phœbus. He fays, that being Ên beau Pfé vert et plaifant Par dèfliis Gave la riviere Entre Pauet Ortais féant,. he faw ftiepherds and Ihepherdefles who were con* verfing of different lords, and the arms they bore. He adroitly makes ufe of this 6£tion, to name with praife all thofe from whom he had received any marks of liberality, and terminates his lift with the count de Foix. After a long refidence at the court of Ojrtez, Froiffart began to think of his departure. He was detained by Gafton, who gave him hopes that an opportunity would foon offer for him to travel iri good company. The marriage of the countefs of Boulogne, a relation of the count, having been concluded with the duke of Berry, the young bride was conducted from Ortez to Morlas, where the equipages of the duke, her huiband, were w liting for her. * Hé. let out in her fuite, after having received proofs of the generofity of Gàfton, who warmly preffed.him to return.' He accompanied the princefs to Ayighori, and during the remainder ^ b 2 of


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