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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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NI were arrived, he faid to them ; c My dear brothers, ] feel I have not long to live : I therefore recom-mend to your charge my fon Charles, to take that care of him that good uncles ought to do of their nephew, by which you will loyally acquit your-felves. Have him crowned king as foon as you poffibly can after my deceafe, and advife him juftly in all his affairs. My whole confidence refrs in you : the child is young, and, being of an unfteady temper, will want to be well managed and properly inftru&ed in found learning. Teach him, or have him taught, every point relative to royalty, and the manner in which he fhould, according to the fituation he may be in, conduft himfelf Marry him to fuch a princefs of high birth that the king-dom may gain by it., I have had with me for a ' confiderable time a learned aftronomer*, who has predi&ed that in hi§ youth he will have much to do, and cfcape from great perils and . dangers. Having thought much on thefe expreffions, I have ponfidered that the events alluded to muft have their origin in Flanders i for, thanks to God, the affairs of my kingdom are in a very good condition. The duke of Brittany is very deceitful and froward, and has always had more of Englifh than French courage ; for which reafon, you muft keep the no-bles and principal towns of that country in good af~ • Thomas de Pifan. For particulars ofhixn and of his daughter, fee Morcri's dictionary, and vol. xvii. of the Mémoires de i'Académie. 1 ' * fed ion


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