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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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coufin the. lord Courteney m3 « but he had died young, and the Englifh called hçr lady Courteney rather than countefs of St. Pol. While there, the countefs, in the courfe of converfation, afked fir Piers what he thought of the kingdom of France : he replied,—-c Certainly,, madam, France is .very, extenfive, rich Md plentiful, and well guarded. In our country we do not form a true eftimatç 'of it/ c And are you pleafed with thé reception the lords of France have given you ? have they not entertained you handfomely ?' 6 To be fùre^ madam, I am perfectly contented as to the recep-; tion I have had} but, in regard to the csmle pi my having crofled the fea,. they have but fhabbily ac-quitted themfelves : and I muft lay, thai i£ the lord 4e Clary, who is a French knight,, had come to England, and challenged any one, however high his rank, it would have been accepted, and the terms faithfully fulfilled to his utmofl pleafufe; but this has been refufed me. True it is, that fir Guy de la Trimouille and myfélf were, brought into the lifts; but, when we had run one courfe with the lance, I was flopped, and ordered from the king to attempt nothing more, for that we had done enough. I therefore fay, madam, and (hall fay and maintain it wherever I go, that I have not met any one able to oppofe me in arms j and * Tftîc pôiIbit was Hugh Courteney, fan M' the erf of Devonmite; bat be died before hiâ father, and of courfe did not inherit .the earldom. H is widow Maude, daughter, of fir Thorny Holland, married Waleran count de St. PoÎ.~Ï)ugdaxe. C 4 • that'


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