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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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he poffibîe for me to comply with your requeft at • this place, and if my lords, under whom I am, fhould be ^ unwilling to affent to it, on my return to Cherbourg, if you will come to Valogne, and fignify to me your arrival, I will immediately haften thither, and deliver you from your engagement.* - f No, no,' faid John, « feek not for cîxcufes : I have offered you fuch handfome propofals, that you cannot in houour depart without running a tilt with me, according to the demand I make/ Nicholas was more enraged than before ; for he thought, and true it was, that he, by fuch a fpeech, greatly outraged his honour. Upon this, the French returned to the caftle, and the Englifh to their inn, where they dined. When thefe knights had got to the caftle, you may fuppofe they were not filent on the words which had paffed between John Boucmel and Ni* cholas Clifford, infomuch that the conftable heard of them. ' He confidered a fhort time i and, when, the knights and fquires of the country who were with him entreated him to intcreft himfelf that this combat might be fought, he willingly promifed it. * The Englifh knights and fquires, wifhing to pur-fue their journey after dinner, went to the caftle to wait on the conftable ; for he was to give them feven knights to efcort them the whole road/ through Brittany and Normandy, as far as Cher- • bourg. When they were arrived at the caftle, the con-ftable received them very amicably, and then faid/ —€ I put you all under arreft, - and forbid you to • T4 depart*


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