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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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will become of thee ? Never (halt thou have ati equal to the gallant and noble Gaftori/ With fuch lamentations was the body of the noble count carried through Orthès, attended by the following knights : firft, the vifcount de Bruniguel and the lord de Copane, then fir Roger d'Efpaiga and the lord de Laifne, fir Raymond de la Motte and the lord de Beiàch, fir Menaut de Noailles and fir Richard de Saint George. Sir Evan de Foix walked in the rear, attended by the lord de Corafie, the lord de Barentin, the lord de Baruge, the lçrd de Quer, and upwards of fixty knights of Beam, who bad haftened to Rion on hearing the melan-choly news of their lords death. . The body of the count was borne, with his face uncovered, to the church of the Cordeliers in Orthès, where it was opened, embalmed, and put into a leaden coffin, and left in that ftate until the day of its intefment. It was • handfomely watched ; for there were continually burning around it, night and day, wenty-fqur large wax tapers, which were held by as many varlets ; twenty-four being employed op this fervice during the day, and the like number of others during thç night. Thp death of the count fie Foix was now public in various places, and more were fprry than re-joiced ; for he had made, in his lifetime, innur merpbly valuable gifts, and was beloved by all who were acquainted with him. Even pope Clement (hewed much concern • on hearing it, notyrith* finding the difficulties the count had, for a long tipaef ' 300


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