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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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up fuch people, who ipeet him fully armed ijrhen they ought to have come in all humility, with à procefsion, ringing the bells of Paris, and return-ing thanks to God for the gr^tid victory he has been pleafed to give us in Flanders/ . ' The lords werefomewhat puzzled ho# to act"; at laft, it was determined that the conftable of France, the lord d'Albreth, the lord de Cpucy, Sir Guy de la Trimouille and Sir John de Vienne ' fhould go to fpeak with them, and demand the reafon why they had come out of Paris in fuch a ^ody, armeçt from head to foot, to meet thfeir king; for that fuch a proceedings had never be-fore been known in France. Thefe lords wètê prepared to anfwer, whatever might be their ire-ply to this qpeftion; for they were fully capable to manage a bufinefs, had it been of ten tihres the importance. * ' They fet out from the king unarmed, and, to give a pretext to their mifsion, they took, with them thfee or four heralds, whom they ordered to ride forward, faying; * Co to thofe people and demand from them a paffport for ohf ëôtbthg to them and our return, as we are ordered to parley with them, and tell them the kingVcbm-mands.' The heralds flicking fpurs into their horfes, foon came up to the Parifians. When the Parifians faw them coming, they never thought they were ordered' to fpeak with thettt, but that they were going to Paris, like men wM wifhed to get there before hand. The heralds, who had their emblazoned ta* bârds


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