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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 Foix one day entertained at din- ' nerthe duke of Touraine, the duke of Bourbon, ' the count de la Marche, and the other French lords. The dinner was beyond meafure grand and plentiful, with numerous difhes and devices Up-wards of two hundred knights were feated at table, ferved by thofe of the count de Foix ; • and, juft as the tables were on the point of removal, the king of France, who had dined at the caftle, made his appearance, attended by the lord Charles d'Af-bret and the lord Philip de Bar, his coufin-ger-mans. He could not refill the pleafure of feeing this company, and had come to the lodgings of the count attended by only eleven others. The count de Foix and the whole company were highly pleafed at this condefcenfion qf the king in* coming to vifit him. Various were the diverfions on this occafion ; and the Gafcons and French tried their (kill and ftrength in wreftling, throwing the bar or javein for the fartheft or higheft ; and it was aight before the king and the çpmpany (Separated. The count prefented that 4ay to the duke of Touraine, the duke of Bour-bon, and to the knights and fquires attached to the king, more than fixty courfers, palfreys and ambling mules, all faddled and caparifoned be-coming their different ranks. He gave alfo tô the. rainftrels of the king, the duke of Touraine and the duke of Bourbon, two hundred golden crowns, and to the heralds the like fum. All, therefore, were loud in the praife of his generality. On the fourth day after this entertainment, the count S7


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