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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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• - m Gueldres had likewife aflembled his forces, and it wms generally thought a battle would have been the çonfequence ; but duke Albert, the count de Mours, and the count of Juliers this time inter-fered, and they Separated without coming to blows. This fame year duke Wineeslaus was victorious oyer fome free companies, who had overrun and defpoiled his lands in Luxembourg : he banilhed many, and put to death their leader, called the little Mefclin, in the tower of the caftle of Luxem-bourg. In this year alfo, the lord Charles of Bo-hemia, emperor of Germany, appointed the duke of Brabant chief of an inftitution called in Germany Languefride, which fignifies an affociation for the repairs and fecurity of the public roads, fo that all perfons may travel from one part to another with-out danger. The Emperor gave him alfo great poffeflions in Alface on both fides of the Rhine, that he might guard the country againft the Lin-fars, who are a moil wicked people- robbing all without mercy. He gave him likewife the fove-reignty of the large city of Strafburgh, and, to add to his dignity, created him a prince of the haly Roman empire. He certainly could not give him too much, for this duke Winceflaus was generous, amiable, courteous to all, and gallant in arms-Great things might have been expected from hin»f had he been granted longer life, but he died in the flower of his age j on account of which I, the au-thor of this hiftory, greatly grieve, and wifh he had enjoyed a courfe of eighty years or more, for he would have done much good to mankind. The • ' ' • fchifm


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