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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
page 241



fee before you % citizens èf Calais* who. FIAT* been capital merchants/and wh# bring you* th* key* of the çaftle and of TBQ town, We furrender ourfelfct to your ahfolpte will and p&afûre, im cider to fave the remainder tff the inhaMtattSi of Calais, wh*baye fuffeifedmuch diftrefsarâmifery*. Condefcend therefore, out of your nobfenefa oil mind* to. have mercy and companion upon-, us. All the barons, anights and fquires, that were, affembjed there hi great wuÂœrs, wepl. at; this,/ fight* iPhe king eyed tfceo* with angry* look?, (fattha hated much the people of Calais, for the gre$t loffet he had formerly fuffered from thorn, AT fea,.) anc^ ordered tb^ir hepfe to be firickmoff*, AU prefept?. iutreated the king, that hç would be mpm rtereiftil/ to them* but he.wo.ujd, not lifte»to them* Tfcep fir Walter Manny faid; * Ah, gentle,king k&mft, befetch you to. rpftrain .your a#ger : you have tfee TENTATION of gre&T npWepefi of foui, do nut tberer* fore tarntfh IT .BY fuch an a£i as this., nor allost a*y one TO fpeak in. a difgracefui manner of you.: In thi* inliance, all the world will fay. yon. luxe A£ted CUH . elly, if you put « to death fix lWh refpçâttile, per* fons, whojr of their ownfrçe wjfll, h&ve furjrendefoAi themfelves to your mercy, in order? to fi|ie t^efe : fellow-citizens/ Upon tbis, the kinggavo a njiik, faying, 9 Beit fo/ and ordered the headftftftn* t?v be fent for ; for that the Calq&uis ba4 dflns h^ FO much damage, it was proper thpy focmlfrfuffer for iL t m ,


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