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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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is ; we now hear nothing of it/ Be you filent/ anfwered the duchefs, ' and I will make fuch ad*% vances that you fhall, without fail, have certain, intelligence of it in the courfe of the fummer.' The promifes of the duchefs were verified ; for (he managed fo well, that duke Stephen allowed his brother, duke Frederick, to conduct his niece, as you have before heard : and it was given out on the road, that they were going on a pilgri-mage to St. John at Amiens. Every body believ-ed it ; for the Germans are. fond of performing pilgrimages, and it is one of their cuftoms. After duke Frederick and his niece, the lady Ifabella of Bavaria, had been three days at Brat-Ceis, they took leave of the duchefs: it was, how-ever, her intention to be at Amiens as foon, if pot fooner, than they were. They went through Hainauit to Quefnoy, where they found the duke and duchefs, and Wil-liam count of Oftrevant and his wife; by all of whom they were moft gracioufly received, for duke Albert was his uncle. They were much fur-prifed at their coming, and inquired the reafons of it. f Certainly/ faid duke Frederick, € I have had much difficulty to perfuademy brother; but, as you fee, I have at laft brought him to confent that I (hould conduct his daughter hither/ Ôû taking leave, he called me afide and faid, « Now* Frederick, my fair brother, you are carrying away Ifabella, and upon no certain conditions;-for if the king of France refufe her, fhe will be for ever ruined : ^ therefore, confider well this bu- finefs,


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