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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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coufin, the lady Eleanor, thus talk, and thought in his own mind (for he has a very fertile imagi-nation), that this girl was brought to him very opportunely, as by her means he could make a fiable peace with his enemies, or marry her fo nobly they would fear him. He anfwered,— 'Madam and coufin, I will moll cheerfully com-ply with your requeft : I am bounden to it by our relationftiip. With regard to your daugh-ter, I will defend, and be as careful of her as if fhe were my own child.' c A thoufand thanks, my lord/ faid the lady. 1 Thus did the young lady of Boulogne remain with the count at his houfe in Orthès, which (he has never fince quitted, and the lady her mother purfued her journey to Arragon. She has re-turned to fee her two or three times, but has never aiked to have her back ; for the count ac-quits himfelf towards her as if fhe were indeed his own child. But I muft tell you the means by which, if formerly he was in the ill graces of the duke de Berry, he is now on good terms. The duke at this moment is very defirous to marry her; and from what I heard at Avignon from the pope, who fpoke to me on the fubject, and who is coufin-gerraan to her father, the duke will employ him to afk for him, as he is deter-mined to make her his wife/ ' By holy Mary,' said I to the knight, c your hiftory has given me much pleafure and done me fervice: you (hall not lofe a word yoù havç faid, for 186


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