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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
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liberty his enemy, John of Brittany, whom the country love in preference. We cannot any way revenge ourfelves better, nor fooner make him lofe the country.* The conftable was well informed of all thefe murmurs and difcontents, which were no way difpleafmg to him : on the contrary, for one mur-mur he wifhed there had been twelve ; but he took no notice of it, ' and only fpoke of what he had heard to this fquire, w,hofe name, I think, was John Rolland. It happened that fir John Charlton, governor tf Cherbourg, came to château Joffelin, where the conftable refided, who entertained him and his company moft fplendidly; and to obtain their friendfliip, out of his fpecial favour, efcorted them himfelf until they were in fafety. During the time of dinner, the before-mentioned fquire addreffed fir John Charlton, faying, € Sir John, you can, if you pleafe, do me a very great favour, which will *coft you nothing.' 4 From friendfliip to the con-ftable,* replied fir John, c I wifh it may coft me fomething: what is it you wifh me to do?' * Sir/ replied he, 'that I may have your paflport to go to England, to my mafter John of Brittany, whom 1 am more anxious to fee than any thing in the world.* * By my faith,' faid fir John, € it fhall not be my fault if you do not. On my return to Cherbourg, I fhall crofs over to England : come with me, therefore, and you fhall accompany me, and J will have you condu&ed to him, for your recjueft cannot be refufed/ * A thoufand thanks ; • • 149


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