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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 385



To this conference, which they had under their feals appointed to be ' holden at Cambray on the twelfth day in the enfuing January, the two ' dukes came, attended by their councils. The duchefs of Brabant came thither alfo, who was the mover in the bufinefs. She firft ad-dreffed the duke of Burgundy, faying ; € He was the greateft prince on earth, and had very fine children: fhe, however, would be more happy if they were. placed in a different fitua-tion from what they actually occupied, which would increafe their worth; and, for, the pre-fent, flie could neither fee nor point out any better place than Hainault, Holland and Zea-land, which would unite the whole country to-gether, and give greater fear and alarm to its enemies ; for, fair nephew/ added fhe to the duke of Burgundy, c I know for a truth, that the duke of Lancafter, who is fo powerful in England, ' is extremely anxious for his daughter to efpoufe my nephew, William of Hainaultj and I certainly wifh fuch good fortune may fall to your, children rather than to the Englifh/ - * My good aunt/ replied the duke of Bur-gundy. € I return you my thanks, and, as a proof that I believe you, I fhall allow you to unite my daughter Margaret with the youth of Hainault/ - Upon fuch good fuccefs, fhe in-stantly began to treat of this marriage. Duke * Albert, to whom the propofition was quite new, replied very courteoufly, but faid, he had not with him thofe whom he wifîied tô confuit on the fubject* f And what adviôe do»you want ?' B b 2 * • ànfwerëd 371


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