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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.3

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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.3
page 293



done any thing, nor ever had the fmalkft hofiile in-tentions againfl you, that fhould juftify your ad-vancing hitherward with a large army, to deprive us of the fmall inheritance which it has pleafed God to give us. But as you are the moft powerful and the moft fortunate prince of the age, we flatter our-felves and hope that you glorify yourfelf in it. Since we have received certain intelligence that you feek us in order to offer us battle, if you will have the goodnefs to inform us by what road your inten-tions are to enter Caftille, we will advance to meet you, in order to guard and defend our realm.— Given/ kc. When this letter was written, king Henry had it fealed, and calling his own herald to him, faid ; c Go thou as faft as poflible, by the neareft road to the prince of Wales, and give him from me this letter/ The herald replied, 4 Willingly, my lord/ He left the king, and, taking the road to Navarre, came up to the prince ; when, bending on his knee, he deli-vered to him the letter from king Henry. The prince made the herald rife, and taking the letter, opened itf and read it twice over, the better to underftand it. When he had read, and confidered a little its con-tents, he ordered part of his council to be fummon-ed, telling the herald to quit the place where the council was to be held. When the council was aflembled, he read again the letter, and explained it to them word for word ; after which, he aiked their advice upon it. Whilft they were thinking what advice to grve, the prince faid 3 * This baftard is a gallant knight, and of good T4 prowefs j 279 : •


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