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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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office, but that yôu continue to exêrcife 1« func« dons' until we order otherwife/ " - The conftable again flung himfelf oil his knee? and faid,—€ Dear fire, the infult and difgracei have fuffered from the duke of Brittany oppreffes my mind fo much, that I am unfit to hold thp office, which is fo confiderable, that it requires the utmoft attention* I am, befides, obliged to give anfwers, and converfe with all manner of perfons who come to me on bufinefs j and, indeed, at this momenty I am not capable of giving the orders I ought : I • beg of you* therefore, to accept it, and appoint an* other for a time ; for I fhall be always ready and willing to obey your commands.* " * 'Well, fire/ faid the duke of Burgundy, * he offers very handfomely : you will confider of rit.* ' That I will/ replied the king, who again made him rife. - The conftableadvanced, refpe&fully, towards the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, to converfe with them on public affairs, and to inform them more particularly of what had pafled in Brittany ; for they were much interefted in it, as they had the go-vernment of the kingdom. In the courfe of his converfation, the conftable found they were more indifferent about the matter, than the king's anfwer made him believe ; for they greatly blamed hip for having gofte to Vannes. He replied, he could not offer any excufes for it. Jhe duke of Burgundy ^dded,—* How could you think of going thither, when your fleet, and the knights and fquires, were fteady, and waking for you at Treguier ? Befides, - . * * • when 260 • ; ;


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