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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 308



'•GH^ZXVIIL THE CORPSE OF THE COUNT DE FOIX IS BROUGHT FROM IlIO¥ TO ORTHRS.—THE KING OF FRANCE SENDS THE BISHOP OF NOYON AND THE KORD DE LA RIVIERE INTO THE COUNTY Of FOIX, TQ MAKE ARRANGEMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE DECREE OF THE COUNCIL? rjPHIS fame day, the body of the count de Foi* was put into a coffin, and brought to Ôrthès. The inhabitants, men, women and chil-dren, who went to meet it, wept molt bitterly, re* riiembering his valour, prudence and generofity, and the happinefs they had enjoyed during the whole of his reign ; for there was neither Englifh-man nor Frenchman who dared to anger hinu They faid,—c Our neighbours will now make war on us who have hitherto lived in peace, and we Ihall inhabit a land of pifery and flavery. No one will now attend to or defend our rights. Ah, Gallon ! fair child, why didft thou anger thy Ei-ther ? If thou hadft remained to us, whofe youth promifed fo much, we fhould be comforted ; but we loft thee when too young, and thy father has lived too fhort a time. He was but fixty-three years old, and that is no great age for fuch a hand-fome and healthy prince, and one who had every comfort about him. Ah, defolated and comfort-lefs Béarn! now thou haft loft thy prince, what will «S3


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