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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.2

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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.2
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higp as one of bis created enemies. '• Upon which, , the duke Arid, that if he put his intentions in exe- eution, he would never bear arms againft the king of England, and would prevent all thofe dependant on him from doing the fame. Very high words pafed between them ; and he left the king, declar-ing he would never ferve in any of his armies, lti long as Walter Manny Ihould remain in prifon. Things remained in this fit nation a long time, Theirs was a knight from Hainault, named fir Man-fart d'Aifties, who was efcger to ftrve fir Walter^ but bad great difficulty in getting accefs to the dukè of Normandy ; however, at laft the king was adf-fifed' to let fir Walter out of prifon,. and t$ pay him all his expenfes. The king would have fr Walter to dine with him in the hôtel de Nefle at Paris ; when he prefented him with gifts and jewelf to the amount of a thoufand florins/ • Sir Walter accepted them, upon condition, that when he got to Calais he ihould inform the king, his lord, of it; and if it were agreeable to his plea-fare, he would keep them, ôtherwife he would fend " them back. . - • - . The kiiig and duke foid,, that ht had fpokt© like a loyal knight. . " • . • . Sir Walter then took leave of them, rode on by eafy days journeys to Hainault, and remained, jo refresh himfelf, three days in Valenciennes. He arrived at Calais, where he was well received by the king of England, wjio, upon being informed by £r Walter of the prefents he had had from the king of France, Ikid,f Sir Walter, you have hitherto N8 1 woft


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