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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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mo the murder of the bailiff: and if by this they could obtain peace, it would be a good thing; but every perfon muft be included in this peace, and nothing moved in the bufinpfs hereafter- * This refolurion was a&cd upon, and twelve citi* zens elected to wait on the earl. John Lyon kçpt always faying, chfet it was right to be on good terms with fhçir lord; *bp| his wifhes wçre juft fhe cqn-trary, for he thought and faid internally, f Things are not yet in the ft tuition I wifh to put them in/ The determination of the council foon became public : çhe twelye deputiçs fçt off, and journeyed on until they carpe to Malç, whçr^ they found the earl, who Qn their approach was wondrous angry, ^nd in a cruel paflîon againft the inhabitants of Chenu The twelve deputies a$ed well their parts by appearing contrite, and, with uplifted hpds, en-treated bifp to have pity on thetpT They pleaded their excufe fpr the death of his bailiff, adding % Dear lord, have mercy on us, fo th^t we rtay carry peace back to the town of Ghent, which loves you fo much 5 and we engage, that for the time to come, çhis outragç fhall be amply atoned for by thpfe wh° have dope it or excited it, fo that you fhall be fatisfipd, jpd that all large towns $all take example from it/ ^hey fo long and affectionately folîcitçd the earl that he rttrained his angpr ; and, by other good arguments v/tyçh phey prged, the affair was ar» ranged and articles of peace drawn up. The carl was on the point of pardoning all the outrages com-; netted againft him by thofe of Ghent, on their • . making


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