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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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peevifh and choleric from the preceding conver-sation, he faid, hardily,—1 Uncle, uncle of Lan-cafter, you (hall not yet fucceed in your plans. Do you think that, for your fine fpeeches, we will madly ruin ourfelves ? I will no longer put my faith in you nor in your councils, for I fee in them more lofs than profit, both in regard to your own honour and to that of our people : therefore, if you be defirous of undertaking this march, which you have advifed, do fo, but I will not, for I fhall return to England, and all thofe who love me will follow me/ € And I will follow you,' replied the duke of Lancafter ; f for there is not a man in your com-pany who loves you fo well as I do, and my bro-thers alfo : Should any other perfon, excepting yourfelf, dare fay the contrary, or that I wifh othervvife than well to you and to your people, f will throw him my glove.* No anfwer was made by any one. The king was filent on the fubjecU He only fpoke to thofe who ferved him, on dif-ferent matters, and then gave orders for return-ing to England by the way they had come. The duke left the king quite melancholy, and went to make other preparations ; for he had concluded they were to purine the French and Scots who had advanced beyond the borders; but as this was altered, they took the direct road to England. " Thus did the earl of Suffolk, who governed the king, break.up this expedition. Some lords faid, the. king had been badly advifed, not to macule the Scots, as they had all their flores m, and it was ftill in their way home. Others,


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