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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 271



When they were at liberty, Ac conftable mule no long ftay in Brittany, but, mounting a good courier, and attended folely by a page, made fuch hafte, as to arrive at Paris an two days. He dif-mounted at his own hôtel, and inftantly waited on the king and his uncles at the Louvre. His fer--vants and equipage followed him in handfome array. The court had already been informed of his deli-verance, but they knew not that he was fo near,. The doors of the king's apartments were, accord-ing to ordiers, opened to him ; and, when in the prefeace of the king, he caft himfelf on his knees, mi faid,—* Moll redoubted lord, your father (may God pardon his fins) appointed me conftable of-France, which office I have truly executed, to the belt of my abilities, and there never has been any complaint made againft me. If any one, excepting yourfyf and my lords your uncles, fhall fay to the contrary, or that I have a&ed otherwife than moil It I fee that from henceforward all comfort is loft to me. Quit mj prefence, and never again let me fee your face.8 After the knight had allowed him to differ for fome time the pains of bis remorfe, he returned and faid, * My lord, as I know the cattfe of your mifery, I believe I can provide a remedy \ for . there is a cure for all things/ 9 Not for death/ replied the dake. Bazvalen then told him, that forefeeing the confequeocet and the remorfe he would feel if his orders, then given from paflion, were obeyed, he had not executed his commands, and that the conftable was alive. . " • The tord de Laval then entered, and the remainder is nearly as Ffotflait itfatw it v . / loyally


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