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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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the king of England : that they might depend on ' hi* taking proper care of him; and he would be anfwerable fbr-guarding him well, - The queen, upon this, wrote letters to the king, which fhe fent off to Calais, She therein informed him of the ftate of bis kingdom. The king then ordered John Copeland to come to biin at Calais, who, having placed his prifoner under good guards, in a ftrong caftie on the bor-ders of Northumberland, fet out, and, paffing through England, came to Dover, where be em* barked, and landed near Calais. When the king of England faw the fquire, he took him by the hand, and faid, ' Hi* welcome my fquire, who, by his valour, has captured my adver-' fary the king of Scotland/ John Copeland, falling on one knee, replied* 1 If God, out of his great ktndnefs, has given me the king of Scotland, and permitted me to conquer him in arms, no one ought to be jealous of it; for God can, when he pleafes, fend his grace to a poor fquire, as well as to a great lord. Sir, do not take it amifs, if I did not fur-render him to the orders of my lady the queen,* for I hold my lands of you, and my oath is to you, k not to her, except it be through choice. * The king ânfwered ; John, the loyal fur?ice you bave done ps, and our efteem for your valour is fo great* that it may well ferve you as an excufe ; and fhame fall upon all thofe that bear yo*i any ill will. You will now return home, and take your prifoner, the king of Scotland, and convey him to my wife: and, by way of remuneration, I affigp lands, a* near ydur boufe !§8


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