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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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- 1 m Mbrinot, and the valets about his perfon, that they are become very rich/ ' . - * And you Bethifac/ aiked the council, * have you been well paid for the pains and fervices you have done him? one hundred thoufand fanes is . a pretty tolerable recompenfe/ ' My lords/ faid Bethifac, € 1 am very well fatisfied with what my lord of Berry has given me ; for he wifhes all hit people |o%be rich/ * Ha, Bethifac/ replied*the council, cyou now talk like a fool: riches, ill acquired, are neither honourable nor profitable* You muft return to prifon, and we will confider what you have now told us, and wait there the king's pleafure, to whom we will report every thing you have faid in your defence/ * My lords,* replied Bethifac, * God aflift met* He remained in prifon four days without being noticed by the council. When it was known in the country that Bethifac had been arretted and thrown into prifon, and that an inquifition was holding on his conduâ; and that whoever had any complaints to make fhould come forward; number* haftened to Beziers, and prefemed petitions and accufations of heavy charges againft Bethiftç at the king's palace* ' • Some complained that he had robbed them of their lands without caufe ; others of the violences he had committed on their wives and daughters* In fhort, the complaints were fo numerous, that the king's council were tired of hearing them: they plainly (hewed how much he was hated by the people, which arofe from the great exertions • he


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