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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.5

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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.5
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having obeyed his orders, as the king was very much furprifed at his return. • When fir Peter was relating the events of this journey, there were prefent fcveral knights of the king's chamber : in particular, fir John de Guif* telles of Hainault, a coufin to the earl of Flanders* who mutteringly repeated the words of fir Peter ; fo that, thinking the knight had fpoken too freely of the earl of Flanders* he could not contain him-feif, but faid ; * I cannot thus hear my dear coufin the earl of Flanders fo flightingly fpoken of § and \f9 fir knight, you mean to affirm for truth all you have faid, and aflcrt that he by his a& prevented you, from fulfilling your orders, I challenge you to the field, and here is my glove/ The lord de Bournezel was not flow to reply ; 1 Sir John, 1 fay that I was thus arretted and con-ducted by die bailiff of Sluys, and brought before the earl of Flanders j and that every word which I have fpoken as from that earl and the duke of Brit-tany were faid by them ; and if you wifh to fay any thing to the contrary, and that it was not fo, I will take up your glove/ € 1 do fay ib/ replied the lord de Guiftelles. At thefe words, the king looked very grave, and faid, * Come, come ; we will bear no more of this/ He then retired into his cbfet, attended by his chamberlains, very well pleafed that fir Peter fiad fo frankly fpoken, and had fo well anfwered fir John de Guiftelles. He faid to them fmiling,c He has kept his ground weU : I would not for twenty thoufand francs it had not fo happened/ • «4


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