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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 354



m& well known m London, and is many parti of England. The duke of Glocefter was much pleafed9 and would fee him. When in his prefence, the duke faîd; 'Trefilian, what has brought you hither? How fares my fovereign ? Where does he now re-fide ?• Trefilian, finding he was difcovered, and that no excufes would-avail, replied,—€ On my faith, my lord, the king has fent me hither to lean* the news : he is at Briftol, and on the banks of the Severn, where. he hunts and amufes himfelf/ « How !* faid the duke, « you do not come dreffed like an honeft man, but like a fpy. if you had been defirous to learn what was paffing, your appearance ihouid have been like that of a knight or a difcreet perfon/ * My lord/ anfwered Trefilian, 'if I have done wrong, I hope you will excufe me; for I have only done what I was ordered/ * And where isyotfr matter, the duke oflreland ?* * My lord/ faid Trefilian, ' he is with the kiiig, our lord/ The duke then added,—4 We have been informed that he is colleSing a large body of men, and that the king has iffued his fummofcs to that effed: whither does he mean to lead them ?' € My lord, they are intended for Ireland/ * For Ireland!1 faid the dùke. € Yes, indeed, as God may help me,* anfwered Trefilian. The duke mufed a while, and then fpoke ;c Tre-filian, Trefilian, your actions are neither fair nor honeft ; and you have committed a great piece of folly in coming to thefe parts, where ypu are far from being loved, as will be Ihortly fhewn to you. You, 341


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