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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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the count de Harcourt. Sir Gerard de la Pierre did the fame to the duke of Bourbon, and fir Me-liaut de Noaiiles to the count de Foix *-. When this was done, it was about four o'clock in the afternoon : the count de Foix took leave of the king, the duke of Bourbon and the-other lords, and, leaving the hall, went into the court, where, he found his horfes and attendants waiting for him. The count and his company having mount-ed, returned to his lodgings, much pleafed with the reception and entertainment the king ofFrance had given him, and praifed him exceedingly when converting with his knights. During the time the king of France and count Gallon de Foix were at Touloufe, many tokens of affeâion pafled between them, which was encouraged to the utmbft of their power by the marital de Sancerre and the lord de la Riviere, becaufe they faw the king, as well as the duke of Bourbon, had conceived a friendfhip for the count de Foix. • 1 There was another cuftom at the tables of the king and great barons* which was not ufual at the entertainments of private perfons. Befide the fpices which competed the defert, and were intended for the guetta in common, there were other more rare fpices, that were ferved in a box divided into com-partments, which was of gold, filver, or filver gilt, and called a * drageoif' («omit box.) It was commonly a fquire or fome perfon of diftin&ion who had the honour to prefent it to his lord alone, unlets he wifbed to have particular refpeét paid to any of his gueds, to whom he fent it.' Froiflart is then quoted as in the text, by M, le Grand iVAuffj, to whom { refer for further particulars refpecling this and other ancient cuftoms, in his€ Vie privé des François.' The


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