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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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mi profits, which is all that a Gafcon loves or defires. He then informed them of his intention of going to England, that he fhould take fome of them with him, and the reft he fhould leave in different parts of the province, to guard the frontiers againft the French, and fhould put all the cities and caftles under their management, as if they were their own property. ( ... When the Gafcons learnt that the prince of Wales intended taking away with him the king of . France, whom they had affifted to make-prifoner^ they were unwilling to confient to it, and faid to the prince ; ' Dear fir, we owe you, as it becomes us, all honor and obedience, to the utmoft of our power ; but it is not our intention you fhould carry the king of France from us, who have fo largely contributed by our fervices tô place him in the fituation he is now in. Thank God, he is at pre-fent well in health and in a good city ; and we are powerful enough to guard him againft any force France may fend to take him from us.' The prince replied; e My dear lords, I willingly agree to all you have faid, but the king, my father, wifhes to have him, and to fee him. We are very fenfible and thankful for the fervices which yofc have done both to him and myfelf, and you may depend on being handfomely rewarded for them/ Thefe words, however, did not fatisfy the Gafcons, nor would they agree to the departure of the king •of France, until lord Reginald Cobham and fir John Chandos found a means of appealing them. ! They


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