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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.12

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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.12
page 179



Rowfcatt. It was* however, the middle of MtPth before they were able to embark- . . Before thefe lords arrived at Bourdeaufe the? duke of Bourbon came to the. city of Agen, to treat with thdfe of Aquitaine, and made fuch progsefif, that the magiftmtes of Bourdeauxl, Da« and Baf^ onne, were deputed to Agcn* The duke received them ©oft kindly, and was not fparing; of .fine words and fair promifes : he gave, them & under-ftand, that if they would turn to the French, apd fbbmit tbemfelvcs to the obedience of the king of France, they fhoiild haye granted whatever they might afk, and that the engagements they entefed-into fhould be fealed and recorded to lift for ever i that whenever they might call on France, they fhould be fupported to the utmoft of its power* He made them many Q(her flattering prOmi&H hut they fcpRçd^ they iguft return to their, con* ftituents, and lay before them his oiefs, and con-fider how to aft. They then left Age» and Ae duke of Bourbon, on their return home* where,' bp? their arrival, they related alt the duke tad faid ; but his offers came to poChteg*, for the in-habitants of thefe towns having confidercd their preftnt fituation, and that France was vexed by all forts of taxes, and every oppreflfrc me^ns to ex-tort money, concluded they fhould fuffer fim^iar vexations if they fuhmittêd themfelves to the French : 4 It will be, therefore, • better for us/ they faid, ( to remain fteady to the Englifh, who hold us fornix and free. If the tondonçrs have m


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