The count de Foix, a tale [in verse].

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Page 67 - minstrels, as he himself was a proficient in the science, and made his secretaries sing songs, ballads, and roundelays. He remained at table about two hours; and was pleased when fanciful dishes were served up to him, which having seen, he immediately sent them to the tables of his knights and squires. In short, every thing considered,
Page 74 - eat ?' and instantly left the room, without saying or doing any thing more. The youth was much frightened at his father's arrival, and withal exceedingly weak from fasting. The point of the knife, small as it was, cut a vein, which as soon as he felt, he turned himself on one side and died. The Count had
Page 66 - prepared for any event that might happen. He was easy of access to all, and entered very freely into discourse, though laconic in his advice and in his answers. He employed four secretaries to write and copy his letters ; and these secretaries
Page 66 - others rendered their accounts. This comptroller accounted by rolls or written books, which were laid before the Count. He had certain coffers in his apartment, from whence he took money to give to different knights, squires, or gentlemen, when they came to wait on him, for none ever left him without a gift; and these sums he continually increased, in order to
Page 65 - ON the morrow we set out, and dined at Montgerbal, when having remounted, and drank a cup at Ercie, we arrived by sunset at Orthes. The knight dismounted at his own house: and I did the same at the
Page 67 - found. All intelligence from distant countries was there to be learnt; for the gallantry of the Count had brought visitors from all parts of the world. It was there I was informed of the greater part of those events
Page 69 - trusting herself with him. She therefore remained, and the heir of Foix went to Pampeluna to take leave of his uncle. The King entertained him
Page 74 - relative to the death of Gaston; and I was truly sorry for the Count his father, whom I found a magnificent, generous, and courteous lord, and also for the country that was discontented for want of an h'eir.
Page 66 - de Foix, of whom I am now speaking, was at that time fifty-nine years old; and I must say, that although I have seen very
Page 72 - always splendidly established. "This business went to the heart of the Count, as he plainly showed ; for he assembled at Orthes all the nobles and prelates of Foix and

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