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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 269



is* Clifibn, "fte lord de Dinahr, the lord dfOrvalj tic vifcount de Rohàn and the lord de Rocheforc, tô guard the entrances of Brittany. All thofe my adherents and friends, as well knights and prelates m principal towns, are this moment in a date of rebellion j at which I am very much mortified, for by their mifconduft you have reafon to find fatile with me. I will tell you therefore, my lord, what you fhall do : being now the depth of winter, it is cold and uncomfortable to keep an army in the field : you (hall come to Vannes, where you will remain until April or May, to recover yourfelves from your fatigues, and I will give orders that your men are taken care of. You will paft your time as well as you can, and in the fummer we will revenge ourfelves for all thefe contempts/ The carl replied, « May God âflSfc u$ V for hè ïaw plainly there was nothing better té be etpafted. The duke condufted him towards Vannes, when the inhabitants of the town came out in their robes, and, addrefling the earl, faid to him in an amicable manner,—c My lord, out of refpeft to your lord-ïhip, and in reverence - to your great honour, we have not any obje&ions to your entering our towns but we wifh, in order to fatisfy the people (other-Irôfe you will not be very fecuir), you would fwear to us, on the holy Evangelifts, that fifteen days after we ihall have requefted you to depart, yoii win march away with your whole army, without doing or fuffcring to be done to us the leaft nio* fellation/ • € By my troth* none fhiil be tfone- to you/ aa* fwered


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