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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
page 153



1 14* NEGOTIATORS TÔ meet as I*ONT d* Rofrte, *H*rc THWF FIRFT CONFERENCE lifted fr ota MORNING UNTIL NIGHT. . The DUKE HIMFEIF WEMNHITHER TO PARTEYWITB the FLEMINGS j AND, AFTER DIE CONFERENCE, HE- RETURNED-TO TOURNAYI IN COMPANY WITH DIE 6atl, WHOM hé BROUGHT BACK WITH HIM. THEFE CONFERENCES CONTINUED FOR FIFTEEN DA^S. ÎC WAS DIFFICULT TO FATISFY THE FLEMINGS, AS THEY*INFILLED ON HAVING' OUDENARDE DETNOLIFHED, TO WHICH THE' DUKE AND his NLINIFTERS WOULD RIOT CORTFENT. THE FLEMINGS KEPT UP a GRAND AND haughty AP-^ PEARANCE, MAKING NO ACCCOUNT OF PÈÂCE \ • FOR THEJP MAINTAINED, THAT as THOFE WITHIN OUDENARDE COULD( NOT LEAVE IT WITHOUT GREAT' DANGER TO THEMFELVES* » THEY CONFIDERED the TOWN AS CONQUERED. THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, FEEING THEFE FLEMINGS fo * PWNID AND PREFUMPTUOOS, AND FO INDIFFERENT TO CON-* ELUDE A TREATY, COULD NOT CONCEIVE THEIR MEANING ; -HE THEREFORE reqOefted A PAFLPORT FOR his MARFHD TO VIFIT THE KNIGHT* IN OUDENARDE, WHICH Was-' INFTÂHTLY GRANTED HIM. THE MARFHAL OF BURGUNDY WENT INTO THE TOWN, AND FOUND THE KNIGHTS WELL ptb- * VIDED, EXCEPING FOME ARTICLES OF WHICH THEY WERE • GREATLY IN WANT s THEY, HOWEVER, BOLDLY faid TO THE MARFLIAL ; F TELL MY LORD OF BURGUNDY FROM us, NOT TO ENTER INTO ANY DIFHONOURABLE TREATY ON OUR AC-COUNT; FOR, THROUGH GOD'S MERCY, WE are IN GOOD HEALTH, AND CARE NOT FOR OUR ENEMIES.' THIS AN-FWER PLEAFED THE DUKE MUCH, WHO -AT THE TIME WAS AT PONT DE ROFNE : HOWEVER, HE DID NOT NÉGLEÉT TO PIJFH FORWARDS his NEGOTIATIONS. • 1 TO FAY THE TRUTH, THOFE OF YPRES AND BRUGES WERE* TIRED


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