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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.7

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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.7
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.ders, for fuch had been the current report in Germany. The king of France and his uncles were very thankful for his coming. It happened, that during the expedition to Bergues Bour-bourg, the king's uncles and other rioble$, in amicable converfation, had afked him if he had no daughters to marry ? for they wanted a wife for the king of France j and they would prefer mar* rying him to Bavaria than elfe where, Bavaria, having formerly been in the councils of France. Duke Frederick, in reply to this fpeech, ifaid he had none himfelf, but that his br&ther, duke Stephen of Bavaria, had a very handfome onç« f And how old is fhe?' demanded the - king's uncles. € Between twelve and fourteen/ replied the»duke. ' Then faid the uncles. f This is what we want. . Do you, on your return to Bavaria, talk with your brother, and conduct your niece as if in pilgrimage to St. John at Amiens, and the king (hall be placed befide her. , Should he find her handfome, we hope he will be defirous of her, for he loves beauty, and if he appear eager for her iie fhall be queen of France/ . This was the beginning of the bufiuefs, and neither more . nor lefe was faid on the fubject. The king of France was ignorant that any .thing had been mentioned refpecting his.marriage. % : Duke Frederick, on hie return to Bavaria, re-peated thefe words to his brother who.pondered fome time on them, and thus anfwered,—« Fair brother, I believe fuch fpeeches have been made to you, and that my daughter would be very for* tunate


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