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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.8

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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.8
page 160



Ufualïy do, and the trench ai|d Englifli in par-ticular, to each other ; but, at this moment, he Was the more attentive, as he had an objeft in View, which occupied all his thoughts, and which he had only difclofed to a fingle perfon, who was fquire of honour in his houfehold, and had ferved the lord Charles de Blois in the fame capacity. If the conftable had made it more public, - he would not have fucceeded as he did, through the mercy of God, and his own perfeveraiice. The conftable and duke of Brittahy had for a long time hated each other, • whatever outward appearances they might put on. The conftable was much hurt at the length of thé imprifontaent of John of Brittany, and at a time when he waà rather on better terms with the duke, faid to him, —4 My lord, why do not you exert yourfelf tx deliver your coufin from. his imprifonment in England ? You are bound to do fo by treaty $ for when the nobles of Brittany, the prelates and the principal towns, with the archbifhop of Rheiins, fir John de Craon, and fir Boucicaut, at that time marfhal of France, negotiated with you for peace before Quimper Corentin, you fwore you would , do your utmoft to liberate your confins, John and Guy, and as yet you have never done any thing I know, therefore, that the country does not love you the more for it/ The duke diffembled, and laid, 4 Hold your tongue, fir Oliver : where fhall I find the three or four hundred thoufand. francs which are demanded for their liberty ?' 4 My lord/ Replied the conftable, 4 if .Brittany few you were L 2 really Î47


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