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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.10

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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.10
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hpe'fevety grievance reformed, and 'tie" gavera* stent placed on a different footing* The citizens Iikewife addrdfed the king during his flay at Montpellier, fayiflg» Sire, the po* verty of this town is nothing tô meat jm will fee the farther you advance j for this place has many refources M its commence, which the inhalants carry on by fea and land. In the ftnefchal&ip* of Touloufe and Carcaflbne, said in that pan ctf the country, Wbevfe thefe dukes have laid their hftndsi Acre is aWHutely nothing ; for they hâve carried off every thing portable; Aid ytu will find the in-habitants fo poor that thofe who vfrere m good circumftances have not wherewithal té cultivate their fields or vineyards. It is melancholy to fee them, their wives and children j for they had every year five or fix taxes on their backs, and they compounded for a third, a half, and fome-times all their property was taken from them; and no fooner was one tax paid than another was daaanited. Thefe two lords, your uncles, fin» they fcarc had the government of Languedoc, hate coHe£ledt as the xcqnants will prove, up-wards rf thirty thoafand francs* from the country, beginning with Villeneuve, near Avignon, to the Temloafem, as far as the river Garoftntf, aid tvrmtg back by the river Dordogner. Since the departure of the évkt of Anjtfu to Nàpïesj thfe goterntnefit has been given back to the duke of Berry, and he has more fcf eréff oppteled the eotmtry, Which he fbtïtfd ridt and plefttifuf: tfa MBoFAajoit' ma& mfy fhe fidt pay, who Hrett C 2 well - 19


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