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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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fitnation he It in/ The king anfwered, 'It is tory, agreeable to us; but make hafte back again.* • The cardinal, upon this, fet off, and went in all' fyeed to the prince, whom he found on foot in tbe midft of his army, in the thickeft part of a vine-yard. • When the cardinal came there, he dif-mounted, and advanced to the prince, who moft affably received him, and, after he had made his reverence, faid ; € Fair fbn, if you have well con- -fidered the great army of the king of France, you will permit me to make up matters between you both, if I poffibly can/ The prince, who was but in his youth, replied j . * Sir, my own honor, and that of my army fkved, I am ready to liften to any reafonable terms/ The cardinal anfwered ; € Fair fon, you fay well : and I will bring about a treaty, if I can; for it would be a great pity, that fo many worthy perfons, who are here, fhould meet in bat-tle/ • The cardinal returned to the king of France, and. faid ; ( Sir, you have no occafion to be fo im~ patient to fight with them, for they cannot efeape from you 2 I therefore intreat you would grant them a truce from this time, until to-morrow's fun life/ . The king atiirft would not agree to it, for a part of bis council refufed their confent: however/ the cardinal fpoke fo eloquently that tbe king at laft affented. • He ordered a very handfome and rich pavilion of red filk tô be pitched on the fpot where he flood, and difmified his arpiy to their quarters, except the battalion of the conftable and marlhals. All this Sunday, the cardinal rode from one army to the other, .and was very anxious to recon* # ' cile - 313


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