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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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They took leave of the vifcount, who ordered ten francs to be givfcn the herald, out of affcâion to the king of England, who had fent him, and regard for the duke of Lancafter, to whom he was attached. Whçn they were on the road to Cler-mont, for they faid they had come that way, and would return by. the fame, and when they had advanced about half a league, the following con-vcrfafion paled between them : * We haye had ill fuccefs : .we-muft wait on the duke of Berry, who Kves* in Auvergne.' 'He is lord, of this whole country,' faid Derby, € and himfelf duke of Berry and Auvergne. If he will order the vifcount de Meaux to decamp, he muft do fo, for he dare not difobey him. As we have letters to him from the ' king and the duke of Lancafter, it is but right he fhould fee them, aid that we fhould know his in-, tendon on their fubjeû/ Thus did they converfe until they arrived at Clermont. They were made welcome, for the herald was well ^ acquainted in thefe parts, having been there before ; and when any queftions were afked, who and what they were, they declared themfelves meffengers from the king of England. Having inquired where the duke refided, they were told at a handfome caftle, called la Nonnette, The herald. knew it . well, and, leaving Clermont * they rode to Vioire*, and. thence to la Nonnette, but the mountain is very fteep on which is fituated the caftle. On their: * Vicing—probably Iflfoire, as la Nonnette is-near to. that town, * • ; • * * arrival, 1*64*


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