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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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do&or, for they could not detain him, he pre-fcipbed a medicine that was to be made ufeof con-ftandy. He told the king and his attendants, that whenever this iflue fhould dry up, he would infal-libly die : but that he would have fifteen days or more to fectle his affairs, and attend to his foul. The king of France well remembered thefe words, and had had this iflue for twenty-two years, which at rimes alarmed him much. Thofe in whom he put great confidence, in regard to his health, were able phyficians, who comforted him, and kept up his fpirits, by faying that, with the excellent medicines |hcy had, they would make him live long in joy and happinefs, fo that he had great faith in them. The king had, befides other diforders that affli&ed him much, the tooth-ache \ from this he fufFered the greateft torment ; and his majefty knew, from ail thefe fymptoms, he could not live very long : but the greateft comfort, to-wards the end of his days, was in God for having given hinj three fine children, two fons and a daughter, Charles, Louis and Catherine. When this iffue began to ceafe running, the fears of death came upon him ; he therefore, like a wife and prudent man, began to look to his affairs. He fent for his three brothers, the duke of Berry, the duke of Burgundy and the duke of Bourbon*, without noticing his next brother, the duke of Anjou, whom he did not fend for, becaufç he knew him to be very avaricious. When they ^ l- " i •• • ' » • Duke of Bourbon—was brother to the late queen. were 218


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