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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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m «Béarn, or with fir Juan Fernando Portelet, he would have told me many interefting things : but it could not be ; for, foon after dinner, we came to two roads ; one leading to Tours, whither I w$s bound, and the other to Mailly, which he was to follow. Here then we took leave of each other, and feparated ; but on our road from Preuilly, be-fore our feparation," he told me many things about the biihop of Langres, who had /fucceeded the bi-(hop of Beauvais in the embafly to the duke of Brit-tany with fit John de Beuii, and the anfwer they received from the duke. Upon the authority of what the knight faid, I have ^written as follows. The ambafladors, having taken leave of the king and council, continued their journey until they came to Nantes, where they inquired the refidence of the duke. They were told, that he chiefly refided at or near Vannes in preference to,any other place. They left Nantes, and did not ftop until they arrived at Vannes, as it is only twenty leagues diftant, and difmounted in the town, for the duke lived in the caftle called la Motte. When they had equipped themfelves in a manner becoming their rank, they waited on him, who received them outwardly with much affedion. The biihop of Langres, being a prelate, was the fpokefman, and harangued in a handfome manner, in the prefence of his two companions, fir John de Vienne and fir John de Beuil, faying,—€ Lord duke, we are fent hither by the king our fovereign, and by my lords his uncles, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, to fay they are wondroufly furprifed you . fhould 501


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