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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.11

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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.11
page 78



to ttâ pka&atiy to amure the ^ king nsai /tidfe*; TJMfr marriage :was tin a Tucétfaybcfbi* Caiidte^ qtoùifoji ahd héhàd in the iewniiig provided fix coats of Jinen covered with fincflaxj the Colbw of hair. He drefled the king in one of them, the count de Jouy, a young artd gallant knight, in another, which becâmehim well î fir Charles " de Poiriers, fon of the count de Valentinois, had the third î fir Evan de.Foix thefourth ; the fon of the lord de Nantouillet had the fifth, and a young knight the ftxth*. • • • » : Whç^ they were all thus drefled, by having the Çpats fewed round them, they appeared like favages, fpr they. were covered with hair from head to foot. This mafquerade pleafed çhe kiqg greatly, « apd he exprefled his pleafure to his fqiiire. It was (b fccrfctly£ontrived that no oaieîknetf any thing of Ijif patter but the ftrvants who had attended on thêmt Sir Evan de; Foiiç, who feemcd to havfc more, foreflght elf mhm was to hâppfeni.faid to the king, 'Sure* command ftri&ly that: nd one come hear It with tordhe* 1 for, if à ipàrk 'fall on the coats-we-arjC drefled ,in the flax will tnftancty take fire,, apd we;muft ificvitabljr be bufht ; .cakecart* there-, fcrç» of what I fay.* f Evan/--replied the king, Sy&u fpe*k fielLind wifely, and your, advice lhajl be attended to/ . He .then forbade his. for-. ifaots to foltewi *mà* fending* for one of the fér- * In the Hilory of Franc^by Viiforet, Acfc raafeers werey —the kingi—Hugues '«de Guiffai,—le comte de Joigru^ Aymard de 'Poitiers; foa- of' the tôuàt de Vàleminoâ;—lô ' bâurd de Fok,—Jean de Nanfeuillet jeaots


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