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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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whither they were going. ' My lord,* they re-plied, f as for news, we can tell you enough : the carl of Buckingham and the Englih arc marching hitherward; and it is their intention, as wc have been informed, to quarter themfelves in your good town of Vannes. Now, you muft confider how you would have us aft; for without your order we will not do any thing. In truth, they have repaired f be Pont dc Boquinio, which was broken down/ The duke, on hearing thefe words, paufed a litde, and then anfwered c God help us I do not you be uneafy nor alarmed at trifles, for every thing will turn out well. Thefe Englifh will not do you any harm. I have entered into certain engage-ments which I muft perform, and acquit myfelf to them. I am ,now going to Vannes ; and to-mor-row, as I verily believe, they will arrive there. I will advance to meet my brother, the earl, and will pay him every honour and refpeâ in my power, for truly I am bounden fo to do. % AS for the reft, you yrill aft according to my advice, which is, that you meet him, and prefent him the keys of your town, faying, that you- and all the town arc ready to reT çeive him and to obey his orders, on condition that he fwear, fifteen days after he (hall be requefted to depart, he will march out of the town, and will de-liver back to you the keys of it. This is the beft advice I can give you.1 The citizens of Vannes replied ; c My lord, we will obey your directions.' They then rode on to-gether to Vannes, where the duke lodged that - • night ; ISS


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