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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
page 83



* Ah, ah my lord, what are you thinking of? You intend then to follow the plan your uncles have devifed. . Know, that if you do fo, yoirwill never return, for the duke of Lancafter wiflies for nothing more eameftly than your death, that he may be king. How could he dare advife four entering fuçh a country in the winter ? I would recommend you not to crofs the Cumberland mountains, where are thirty pafles fo narrow, that if once you be inclofed within them, you will run into the greateft danger from the Scots. Never engage in fuch a perilous expedition, whatever they may fay to you; and if the duke of Lancafter be so defirous to go thither, let him, with that divifion of the army under his command : for never, with my con fent, (hall you undertake it. You have done enough for ' one time: neither your father, nor your grandfather Edward, have been fo far in Scotland as you have now been. This, I fay, fhould fatisfy you. Take care of your own perfon, you are young and promifing ; and there are thofe who profefs jnuch, but who little love you.' Thefe words made fo ftrong an impreffion on the king, he could never get them out of his head, as I fhall hereafter relate. On the morrow-morning, when the lords of England were pre-paring for their march towards Carlifle, in fearch of the French, and to fight with them, as . had been refolvèd in council the preceding night, the duke of Lancafter waited on the king, igno-. rant of what had pafled between his nephew and lord Suffolk. When the king faw him, being * • peevifh 78


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