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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 390



When they entered the city of Bourdeaux, they took up their quarters at an inn (for it was late, about the hour of vefpers), and remained there all that night. On the following day, at a proper hour, they went to the abbey of St. Andrew, where the prince of Wales kept his court. t The knights and fquires of the prince received ihetn kindly, out of refpeft to the king of PSrance, by whom they faid they were fent. The prince of Wales was foôn informed of their arrival, and or-dered them to be brought to him. When they fcame into his prefence, they bowed very low, and faluted him with great refpeft (as was on every ac« fcount his due, and they well knew how to pay it), and then gave him their credential letters. The prince took them, and, after having read every word, faid, c You are welcome : now communicate all that you have to fay to us/ * Refpe&ed fir/ laid the lawyer, 6 here are letters which were given tô lis by our honored lord the king of France ; which letters we engaged on our faith to publifh in your prefence, for they nearly relate to you/ The prince upon this changed colour, from his gteat dif-ficulty to conjecture what they could relate to : the barons and knights who were with him were equally aftonifhed : but he reftrained himfelf, and added* * Speak» fpeak : all ' good news we will cheerfully hear/ The lawyer then opened the letter* and read, word for word, the contents of it, which Ivere : c Charles, by the grace of God, king of France, to our nephew the prince of Wales and Acquitaine* health* 3?5


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