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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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death. As he was thus examining the dead, he faw, coming towards him from Ghent, a herald attached to the Icing of England, whofe name was Chandos, though called Ireland king at arms. Philip was much pleafed at the arrival of this herald, h and afked * what news he had brought/ ' My lord,' replied the herald, « five oif your ambaffadors returned to Ghent, accom-panied by a knight called fir William Frenen-ton*, who, by orders from the king and council* bring letters (as we learnt from them at Dover) addreffed to you as regent of Flanders. When you know the contents of thefe letters, and ap-prove of the great alliance offered to you, large ^ reinforcements will be inflantly fent you on the i*etprn of the knight and his companions to England/ ' M Philip faid,—* I am not well fatisfied with fuch an arrangement : the fuccours will come too late,1 Go to my quarters/ He ordered him to be conducted to the lodgings of the lord dè Harzelles, that he might hear the news; while he ! took the road to Ghent, but in fo melancholy a temper of mind that nothing could be got from him, npr could he be perfuaded to enter into any agreeable converfation. * Sir W. Frenington. Q. if not Farringdon. Q S CHAP. 195


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