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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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anfwered the duchefs, ( when it is a queftion to act properly, and keep your country in peace/ « My wife/ replied the duke ; € for without her. 1 fhall do nothing : fhe is as much interefted in my children as I am ; and, befides, fair aunt, it yf\\\ be proper that the nobility of the coun-try be apprifed of it.' The duchefs anfwered, € Well, God's will be done/ She thought the beft fhe could now do was to let them feparate in good humour with each other, and defire they would permit her to call them again toge-ther in the fame city during Lent, and that they would bring the duchefs of Burgundy and ma-dame de Hainault, with their councils, along with them. . 'the lady acted in all this fo fecretly, that very few perfons knew any thing of the matter, nor why this conference had been holden. In this ftate the two dukes left Cambray: the duke of Burgundy went to the city of Arras,' where liis lady was, and duke Albert returned to his duchefs in Holland. The duchefs of Brabant returned to her own country, and continually wrote to each party, but fecretly. She had great difficulty to bring them and their ladies to Cambray, and laboured hard at it ; for fhe was very eager this marriage fhould take place, to confirm the union and friendfhip of Flanders, Brabant and Hainault. The duchefs managed fo well that the different parties and their councils met her and her coun-cil at Cambray, where was a grand difplay of pomp, for*each was anxious to do honour to the other. . The 372


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