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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 380



and that there fhould be confufion in tic kingdom* ' * And in our counties/ faid the duke, c o£ Derby and Leicefter, there is not any commotion ?' 1 My lord,' replied the knight,* I have not heard they have behaved fo ouerageoufly as thofe of Lincoln and others/ The duke, having mufed a little, took leave ot the knight, and returned by the road he had come to Roxburgh Caftie* where he was( gladly received by the governor, whom he had placed there. The duke now weighed all matters, not knowing how affairs were going on in England, nor by whom hç was beloved or hated, and whether he fhould fig-nify his fituation to the barons of Scotland, and entreat of them to fend him an efcort of men at arms* according to the paffport they had given. He followed this laft plan* and fent to the earl of Douglas at Dalkeith. The earl was greatly rejoiced ' at receiving the duke's letter, and much feafted die meflcnger. He inftantly informed the earl of Moray and his brother the earl of Mar, of "the bu-finefs, and dirc&ed that without fail they arid their men fhould be ready and mounted within three days at Lambir-law. Thefe lords, on receiving this intimation, fummoned their people and neareft friends, and came to Lambir-law, where they found the earl of Douglas. They then rode on together, ' amounting, in the whole, to full five hundred fpcarsf to the abbey of Melrofe, nine fmall leagues from Roxburgh. The barons of Scotland met the duke of Lancafter on their road, when they embraced each •ihcr, and ihewed every token of being glad at ' Vat. ¥• B b meeting-


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