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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
page 94



as I bear4» writte» -ip fucli imperious and coarfe1 language as a&onifhed all who faw it.. v IHii* cb*Uedge' was fpoken of variously, ao-. dacdiBg as the different perfong to whom it wpp told ivere attached. . * /. The council of the duchefs, in anfwer to her when foe demanded their advice, laid,—c In thp name of God, lady, what you afk may be fpeedily .given. We advife, that you fend'ambaffadors tp the king of France and to the duke of Burgundy- ~ You tinve a good opportunity ; fpr thedrçke of Gueldres has font his defiance to the king of France and all his allies. Should he carry his threats into execution, and, as it is reported, make war on that kingdom, in conjunction with the English and Germans, he cannot gain a more convenient entrance iptp it, than through your jduchy. It is right, thprfrfpre, the king and the duke of Burgundy he prepared, and that all your caftles on the frontiers be well fupplied with men fit arms; for there is no enemy fo .contemptible, Jbnt that he fhould be feared. We do apt mean to tap that agaiuû him .alone, nor for what the Gueldrûms may be able to do againft us, we fhould feek for affiftance or allie?: oh* nps fcut on account of the connections he may «have formed wi$h foreign countries, efpe-cially with the Englifh, in whofe caufe he is now arming, fnd the Germans, whp are avari-cipusi and eager to make wax on Frjlnoe, for thf? wealth they hope to find there.' The duchefs -replied, * Ypur ajdvice fa gooc^ *nd I wp that attention jb# paid t& it/ The •Si . G^ envoys


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