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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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jhanks ; my lord, I fhall ever remember yout gpodnefs.' « The fquire returned, with fir' John Charlton, to Cherbourg; when, having arranged his affairs, he embarked, and made ftraight for London, attended by John Rolland, whom he had con-duced to the caftle where John of Brittany was confined. John of Brittany did not, at firft; re-? polled him ; but he foon made hitofelf known, and they had a long converfation, in which he told him, that if he wopld exert himfelf to procure his freedom, the conftable would make the greateft efforts to fecpnd him. John of Brittany, defiring nothing more eagerly, afked, c By what means ?' f I will tell you, my lord : the conftable has a hand-fome daughter whom he wifhes to marry, and if you will promife and fwear? that on your retufn fo Brittany you will marry her, he will obtain your liberty, as he has difcovered the means of doing it.' John of Brittany replied, « he would truly dot fb ;' adding, f When you return to the conftable, afTure him from me, that there \s nothing I am not ready to do for my liberty, and that I accept of his daughter and will cheerfully marry her.* They had feveral other çonverfations together before the fquire left England and embarked for Brittany, where he related to the conftable all that had paffed. The conftable, pager to advance himfelf and marry his daughter fo nobly, was not dilatory in Searching out means to obtain his end.* He con-, ' • fidered 150


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