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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
page 291



m ferve him. We are at this moment on the ter-ritories of the duchefs of Bar, who is a Clementift. If the people of this country hold that opinion, we make war on tliem* If they will follow us, they fhall hjstve their fhare of the abfoktioqs; for Urban, who is our pope, and for whom we march, abfolves from nil crimes thofe who (hall aid in the deftruction of the Clementifts. When the two knights heard this fpeech, fir John Villain faid; f Sir, with refpect to what concerns the pope* I believe you have never heard but that my lord of Flanders is a good Urbanift, you have therefore been badly advifed if yen make war on Mm or on his country : and Ï do not believe that the king of England has given you fuch extenfive orders; for if fuch had been his intentions, he is fo noble and confider-Ate, he would firft have fent him a defiance/ This anfwer enraged the bifhop, who faid ; 4 Go and tell your earl, he fhall not have any other anfwer. And if he wifhes to fend you or any others to England, to learn more particu-larly the king's intentions, let him look to it ; fox thofe he fends muft take another road than this, and they fhall not crofs at Calais/ When the knights found they could not have any'other anfwer, they took their leave and de-parted. They returned to their lodgings to din-ner; and then, mounting their horfes, went that day to St. Omer. CHAP.


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