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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 239



of this king Charles, is now one-half diminifhed * for thofe who hated the father may love the fon, and thofe who have made war on the father may affift the fon. It is neceflary, however, for me to acquit myfelf to the Englifh ; for, in truth, it has been at my requeft knd felicitation they have marched through the kingdom of France, and I muft keep the promifes I have made them : but in this there is much difficulty, both in regard to them and me, as I wifh our principal towns to fhut their gates, and not allow them to enter within them.* The duke then fummoned fome of his council, fuch as the lord de Montbourfier, fir Stephen Guyon, fir William Tanneguy, fir Euftace de la Houfiaye, fir Geoffry de Kerimel and the judge-afleflbrof Léon, and laid to them ; € You will ride to my lord of Buckingham, who is approaching Brittany, and whom I believe you will find not far off: recommend me to him, and falute on my part all his"barons.. You will tell them, that I fhall fhordy be at Rennes to meet them ; to which place I wifh they would diredt their march ; when we will confider together on the beft plans for our further proceedings. Tell them alfo, that I do not find my country in the fame difpqfitions as when I fent to England, which vexes me much : that, in particular, I am hurt with the men of Nantes, who are more rebellious than any of the others/ The knights replied, they would cheerfully carry 228


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