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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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for y«mr bads art mortgaged al round. In tais worM, poor lords me aotvalued. Do yon imagine that thofe to whom you have made fuch great gifts will return them to you ? No, m God may help me : they will fly from you when they know yau hare nothing more to give, and wil laugh at and mock you for your foolifli expenfes, and you wil not fmd one friend to afiift you. Do not depend on me; for though I am archbifhop of Cologne, I wi|l not curtail my efiablifhment to repair yowr fortune, nor give you the patri-mony of the church : no, I vow to God, my coafcience forbids it, and neither the pope nof cardinals will eonfent to it. The count of Hat* nattlt, who has not kept the ftate you have, has married his eldeft daughter, Margaret, to Lewis of Bavaria, emperor of Germany. He has three more whom he will alfo marry very nobly. Had you lived as was becoming you, and had you not mortgaged your lands, towns oi* cailles, you were a proper perfon for fuch an alliance ; but, fituated as you now are, you will never obtain one of them. You have nothing to dower a wife with, if you had one : not eves else poor lordfhip.* • The earl of Gueldres was thunderftruek at this reprimand of his unck, for be felt the feuth of it. He requefted, out of love to him, fee would give him advice. ( Advice !' replied tht arefcbiihop ; * it is now, may fair nephew, too late : you with to (hut the table-door when the fteed is ftplen. I fee but one remedy for your diftrefs? vAnd what is th^t,?' laid the count " . * • ^ I will 50


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