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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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his daughter, at least he had fo been given td understand) was penfive and melancholy at this news ; in order to be better affured of it, he de*-termined to fend, as ambafladors, knights and fquires of his houfehold to Ghent, with instruc-tions to talk with duke Albert on the fubject. When they arrived at Ghent, they found there the lord Bourchier, Francis Atremen and Peter du Bois, who entertained them handfomely for two or three days. They then departed and went to Mons in Hainault ; from thence to ftuefnoy, where duke Albert refided and waited on him. The duke, the duchefs, and their children, in honour of Ihe duke of Lancaftêr received the Englifh very politely, and the duke entertained thepa well, as did the lord de Gou-yiftgen, ' The matter of the wool-fiaple of all England, being one of the envoys, delivered his creden-tial letters, and fpoke firft. He ftrongly re-commended the duke of Laiicafter to his coufin duke Albert, and then began on the fubjects with which he had been charged. Among other topics, as I have been informed, he afked the duke if it were his intention to perfevere in the propofed union of his children with thofe of the duke of Burgundy. This fpeech moved a little the duke's choler, who replied, 'Yës, fir, by my faith do I: why do you alk ?' 1 My lord,* faid he «c I mention it becaufe my lord of Lan-caster has hitherto had hopes that the lady Phi-lippa, his daughter, would have been the wife of my lord William yom fon/ Upon this, duke Albert faid,—€ My friends, tell toy. confia, that


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