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de Foix; A Romance of Bearn of the Fourteenth Century

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  • 9780217463584
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: church, and after you have there suspended your helmet and shield with the usual ceremonies, we will then call in at the hotel of the Moon, in Orthes, and take a cup with its host, Sir Ernauton du Pin. There shall we find brave company, and hear how the world goes; for Sir Ernauton usually lodges such squires and knights as the castle cannot contain when it is overstocked with guests." Sir Equitan gave his assent to this proposal; and whilst these knights are taking a social cup with the worthy host of the Moon we shall say a word or two to the reader about Eustace the Adopted, and some other persons at the court of Orthes, to whose acquaintance he has lately been introduced. CHAPTER VI. THE TOKEN. We that are true lovers run into strange capers: but as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly. Shakspeare. The ladies Jane of Boulogne and Isabel de Grei'lly had both been educated at the castle of Orthes. The story of the former is already told by Sir Espaign du Lyon, and that of the latter may be briefly stated. Isabel was the only legitimate child of the Captal de Buch, who had married the sister of the Count de Foix. Her mother died whilst she was in her infancy, and the Captal soon after that event committed the child to the care of her uncle, that she might be brought up with the Lady Jane, as his own life of arms would not allow him to give much attention to her education. Upon the death of De Buch, he bequeathed to Isabel his large possessions on the singular conditions the Count stated in the last chapter, as he hoped by such a will to ensure for his daughter an alliance with the house of De Foix. Jane of Boulogne, Isabel de Grei'lly, and Eustace the Adopted, were all much of the same age, and had been playmates together duri...


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