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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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^Thc tount d'Armagnac todk flie wad leading to the town of Gap, and fir Bernard that to the caftle of Boulogne, where fir Raymond de Ton-raîne refided, who Teceived him very kindly. Sir Bernard eloquently ddivered the meffage from his brother, to induce him the more readily m com-ply with fhe requeft contained m ft. Sir Ray-mond replied,—* Fair coufin, before your brother, the count d'Armagnac, ftali have advanced fer into Lombardy, or laid fiege to any town, it is fery poffible that 1 follow him, but ft is fui time as yet for me and my people to begin our mardi. If my coufin therefore fends me intelligence about the middle of May Ï will fet out, for by that time 1 hope to make an end of my war againft my tfntte, tfce pope at Avignon, and his cardinals, wfto not only refufe me juftice, but detain from ' me, ty force, every thing that my uncle, pope Gregory; difpofed of in my -favour. They Ainkto tire me out and excommunicate me, \ttt they fhall be miftaken. They engage knights and fquires iù make'wir on me, by granting them abfolotions, ' Wot flich have tio talents for war; and I IhafH have more effe&rve men at arms for a thoufand florins, 'than they can obtain by their abfolutions for feven • years.1 • c "My gond tôufin,' anfwered fir Bernard, * keep toyour.refdtrtion:- what you fay is true ; and I would not, by any means, advife you to aft dther-wifethan you do: juft as you have fpoken wili S write to my brother d'Armagnac/ They were one whole day together, in the caftle of 20S


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