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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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at Paris, fettîng out, on the morrow, at the fame hour, taking with them only one'fervant, or one &night, as they pleafed. No one attempted to pre-vent the race from taking place, and they fet out as they had fettled it : the lord de Garencieres ac-companied the king, and the lord de Viefville the duke of Touraine. Thus thefe four, who were young and a&ive, rode on night and day, fre-quently changing horfes, or had themfelves con-veyed in carts, when they wiflied to take any repbfe. The duke of Bourbon returned by Puy in Au-vergne to his own country, and, on his road, vifited his father-in-law, the dauphin of Auvergne, the dauphinefs, and their children, who were eight in number, brothers and lifters, to the duchefs of Bourbon by a fécond marriage. The king of France and his brother continued their journey with much exertion, to gain the wager. Confider what pains thefe two young princes muft have taken, for all their eftabiifhments were left behind. The king took four days and a half to perform the journey to Paris, and the duke of Touraine only four days and one third*, fo ne^r were they to each other ; but the duke won the wager, by the king fleeping eight hours at' Troyes in Champagne. ~ ' The duke embarked on the Seine, and went as far as Melun by water ; * The diflance from Montpellier to Paris is 191 leagues*— GAZETTEER, there


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