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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.6

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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.6
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kety. amicably : for the king had not ufed hn£ nor the country of Flanders well, when he had imprifoned a meflenger whom he had fent tù him on friendly terms. ' Sir/ replied the two citizens, é you have re-ceived back your meflenger/ 1 That is true/ laid Philip ; 1 but it was more through fear than otherwife. Now tell me/ added Philip, c what bufinefs has brought you hither ? c Sir/ an-swered the citizens, 4 it .is to have back our -townfroen who are imprifoned at Bruges/ ' Ha/ replied Philip, € if they are detained, you have alfo imprifoned fome from Courtray. You must hot lofe any thing for this journey, for do you ret urn. our fnen, and you {hall have yours/ The men from Tournay anfwered, * You lay well, and we will cheerfully confent to it/ The. agreement was instantly made, and Philip von Àrtavelçl wrote to Peter du Bois and to Peter le Nuitre, who refided in Bruges, to deliver up the citizens of Tournay whom they had throwu into prifon ; and that they would have in ex-change thofe who had been detained from Cour-tray ; for he declared the city of Tournay had written to request it. When tbey took their leave, Philip thus fpoke to them,—c Gentlemen, mind my words ; 1 do not wifli to betray you ; you are from the town of Tournay, which is a dépendance on, the king, of France, with whom we will not enter into, any treaty, until Dendremonde and Oudenarde fjiall be furrendered to us. Do not therefore, come hither again, for thofe who do will be de-: taiaod 143


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