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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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The bifhop, turning to fir John de Vienne, faid, c Do you agree in my fentimentsr?' 6 Yes, fir/ he replied. Sir John de Bueil made a fimilar anfwer : when this paffed, there were but thefe four in the apartment. The duke, having heard the bifhop, was very thoughtful, and not without reafoh, for the words were fo clear they required no expounding. M length he faid,—* Sir, I have well heard what you had to fay: it was proper I fhould do fo, as you come from my fovereign lord the king of France, and my lords his uncles. I am therefore bounden to pay you, as coming from • them, every honour and refpeft, and am willing to do fo. What you have faid, however, demands confideration} and 1 fhall take the advice of my council, that I may give you fuch an anfwer»as may pieafe you, for I would not a& otherwife.' / You fay well/ replied the ambaiTadors, ' and we are Satisfied/ They then took leave, and re-turned to their hôtel. Towards evening, they re-ceived an invitation from the duke to dine with him on the morrow, whichr they accepted. The next day they went to the caftle, where they found the duke and his knights, who received them magnifi-cently. Shortly after tfieir arrival, bafons and ewers were brought, for them to waih before they fat down to table. 'The bifhop of Langres, in re-fpe& to his prelacy, was feated above all the com* pauy : next to him was the dukg, then fir John de Vienne and fir John de Bueil. The dinner was very fplendid, fumptupus, and well ferved : when It 303


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