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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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I now find their words very true, for I moft cer-tainly do repent having parted with this caftle.* * When his companions, who were now poor, thus heard Aymerigot complain, and perceived he was in earneft, they replied,—' Aymerigot, we are ready to obey your commands. Let us renew* the war, and confider what ftrong place we may feize on in Auvergne or Limoufin, and fortify it. We"(hall foon recover our lofles, and have full fcope for pillaging, as the count-dauphin and his •brother Hugh are now out of the country, with many other knights and fquires, on the expedition to Barbary ; and in particular the lord de CouCyf who is lieutenant for the king over all thefe parts, Is now likewife abfent on this fame expedition* We need not therefore fear him, nor the duke of Berry, who is at Paris, and has been fo fome time amufing himfelf.' € 1 know not well how to a&,' faid Aymerigot; for though I am well inclined to follow what you advife, "yet as I am perfonally named in the treaties, 1 am particularly pointed at.' € Ah9f anfwered his companions, 6 that need not make any difference/if you be willing. You are nô yaffal to the king of France, and therefore owe him neither homage nor obedience. You are the king of England's man j and your inheritance, which is now deftroyed, was in Limoufin. We make war to obtain a livelihood, for we muft live, and the Englifli will never be difpleafed with us for fo doing. All who wifh for gain will join us; apd I think we may ihew a fufficient caufe for making 139


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