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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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When you were at Vannés, and had dined withhiftv Why did you not return ? for. you had no bufinefs to remain there longer ; and what could have.in-duced you to attend him: to his caftle of Ermine ?? * My lord/ replied the conftable, 'he fliewed me fo many attentions that I could not refufe it/ ' Conftable,* faid the duke of Burgundy, ' fuch at* tentions are always deceitful ; I thought yçu had been more cunning. You may rïow go : the bufi-nefs fhall have a favourable end ; and we will, at our leifure, attend to it.' The conftable next addreffed himfelf particularly to the duke of Berry, but foon difcovered that thefe lords were more indifferent about him than the king, for not having aded .according to* their ex-pectations : he therefore left the Louvre, and re-turned to his hotel Many great lords of the par* liament and council came thitherto vifit and comfort him : among the number were, the count de St. Pol, the lord de Coucy and the admiral of France, who faid,—c Conftable, be pot caft down : you fhall be amply revenged on rthe/duke of Brittany; for he has now committed himfelf fo ftrongly by the infult offered France that he may pay* for it by the lofs of his duchy. • Go, and amufe yourfelf at ,youreftate of Montlehery *, while we: aft for yo\i here : the peers of France are fummoned, and things fhall not remain a6 they are/ The conftable followed their advice, and went t$ * Montlehery,J—a town in the ifte of France, feven leagues from Paris, - . . . * .' *i • Montlehery, 261


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