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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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xnifihg that their whole pay fhould be com. pletely paid them at Paris; and, with the lord Louis de Sancerre and the lord de Blainville, pledged themfelves for the performance. Upon this the king departed, following the road to Péronne. Thé earl of Flanders took his leave of the king, and returned to Lille, where he refided. The king continued his route through Peronne, Noyon, Compiegne, to Sehlis, where he flopped. The army took up their quarters in thé villages between Sënlîs and Meaux in Brie, and upon the river Marne and round St. Denis fo that the whole country was filled with men at arms. The king Jibing left Senlis for Paris, ordered his officers to make ready the Louvre, where he intended to diftnount. His three uncles did the fame, fetfding their fervants to prepare their hôtels, as did other lords. This they were advifed to, by way of precaution ; for the king and his lords had been counselled not to enter Paris fuddenly, ajs the Parifians were not to be depended on, but to obfeFve what countenance they would fhew, and wliat preparations they had made againft the king's return. The king's of-ficers, and the feryânts of the other lords, were ordered, if any queftions were afked about the &ng,~ and if he were coming, to reply, « Yes, truly : he will be here inftantly.' The Parifians, on learning this, refolvedto arrp themfelves, and fhew the king, on his entrance into Paris, the force that was in the city armed frojp head to foot, ready for him, if he pleafed, te


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