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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
page 189



fommonalty of Auvergne, to expeft any, fa* vour ; for 1 have made war on them during the truce, thinking to çain, but I am now more likely to lofe every thing: I know not how to aflt. I wifh at this moment that my wife, myfelf and fortune were in England; we there fhould be fafe; but how the devil are we to get thither? for I fhall be robbed of my wealth twenty times before 1 can arrive at the ' fea-fliore* All the , roads through Poitou, Normandy and. Picardy, that lead to the fea, are well guarded. I have for-feited my life; that is' clear; and, if I am taken jmdfent to Paris, fhall be punifhed accordingly, and lofe my all* My fafeft plan will be to make for Bordeaux, and to have my wealth fent thither by little and little, and then to remain there as long as the truce holds ; for I am in hopes that, after thefe truces, a curfe on them! the war will be renewed with more vigour than ever between France and England. The free companions will, by that time, have fpent their former gains, and be eager to replenifh their purfes. ' . Thus did Aymerigot Marcel converfe with him* fclf: he was caft down and forrowful, and knew Hot from whom to ,alk advice, nor whether to return to Auvergne, or go to Bordeaux and fend for his wife, and have his fortune brought thither faj little at a time. If he had followed • this plan, he would have done well; but he a&ed'otherwife, and, as the event will fhetfr, fuffered for it. It is thus Fortune treats her favourites; when fhe has "ta%^ them to the higheft point of he* wheel, 180


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