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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.9

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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.9
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nately flain by an arrow from an,archer of the dukes of Luxembourg or Brabant, at the battle of Juliers*,) had furvived and gained the vic-tory, he was fo valiant,v he would have recon-quered thefe three cailles. I will now relate, according to my promife, how thefe cailles came into the poffeffion of Brabant, that I may embellifh my hiitory $ and I will begin with fpeaking of the dukes x of Gueldresf. It was not long before I began to indite this work, that there lived a count of Gueldres, called Reginald. Gueldres is not fo rich, nor fo extenfive a country as Brabant : notwithftanding this, count Reginald, coming to his property when a young man, had every inclination for expenfe, and cared not what his pleafures coil him. He attended all tilts and tournaments in the greateil magnificence, and expended, yearly, four times more than his ufual revenue. He was generous and liberal, ~ and made extravagant prefents, fo that he borrowed from the Lombards on all fides, and was foon fo indebted he knew not whither to turn himfelf. His relations were greatly angered by fuch con-duct, and blamed him exceedingly ; but in par-ticular the archbifhop of Cologne, who was his uncle by his mother's fide. One day, when he had him in his clofet, he faid,—* Reginald, my fair nephew, you have managed your affairs fo . well, that you will foon find yourfeîf a poor man ; * 1372. ( ' " f They were Irtt created dukes of Gueldres by thç empc-TOT, Lewis of Bavaria, 1339, at Frankfort. * * " * Vol. IX. ^ - E " for- 49 '


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