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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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the places in the neighbourhood where the fldrmifh had been fought, but, to the great difmay of their companions, they returned without having disco-vered any traces of him. The fquire* into whofe hands he had fallen, defifous to know who he was, addreffed himfelf to a Gafcon fquire, à man of honour that had been made prifoner, and begged of him to accompany him, with the perfon who had captured him, to his lodgings* They went thither, and the Lombardy fquire led the Gafcon to his chamber, where the count d'Armagnac lay bitterly bemoaning. He brought a candle near his face, and faid to the Gafcon, 4 My friend, do you know who this man is ? * The Gafcon, leaning down to examine his features, inftantly recognifed him, and replied,—4 Yes, I ought to know him well ; for it is our commander, the count d'Ar-magnac. 9 The Lombardy fquire was rejoiced to hear his prifoner was of fuch diftinâion ; but the count was fo very ill, he heard nothing they aiked of him. Upon which, his matter faid j c Come, come, let us leave him quiet, that he may recover himfelf, * and they all quitted the chamber. He died, however, that fame night. When, on the morrow, it w^s known that the count d'Armagnac had died in his bed at Alex-andria, " fir James de la Berme would not that it fhould be made fecret, but fent information of the event by fome of the prifoners to the camp, to fee how they would a& on the occa-sion. • The, 275


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