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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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guard concerning ffhat paflfe$.' *f That is true,! replied others, who thought the advice good. They inftantly furrouhdèd the. caftle, and placed fnfficient guards at all the gates of the town, fo that no one could enter or go out without per-miffion ; and this ftrift watch .they continued until the morrow. The truth was now known of the count's death, and caufed the greateft tribulation among the inhabitants of all descriptions, for he was much beloved by his fubje&s. The guards were now doubled, and the principal townfmen drew up before the caftle. ; • - When fir Evan de Foix faw, from the caftle of-Orthès, the manner in which the townfmen had drawn themfelves up, and that the death of the count was known to them, he faid to the chaplain, —' Sir Nicholas, ' I have failed in my attempt : I can never go hence without leave of the inhabi-tants, for they know my father Is dead, and their numbers are every moment augmenting. I muft humble myfelf to them, for force will be of no avail.' * You fay well/ replied the chaplain ': € you will gain more by civil words than harfh ones : go, and fpeak to them, but a& cau-~ tioufly.* Sir Evfcn went to a tower near the gate, which had a window looking over the bridge to the fquare "where the townfmen were affembled. It was in this tower the lady Jane of Boulogne was brought up and educated, until (he became duchefs of Berry, as has been already noticed in this hiftory. Sir Evan opened the window of the tower, and * * • called .406 • •


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