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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 bold meafuws, until this cloud* which bvxqf mêf 'Bpttany, was removed by fome means m other, fo that the kingdom might not have any £nar imm that quarter : for, fbwld the king mardi into Germany, the country would be left iffeftQeleft* mud they knew not wejl how to bring about an accommodation. Thofe who had beep font into Brittany* the bifhpp often* ge&, fir John de Vienne, and fir John de Bueil, S*efe returned, and had told the king me h|f mmlm of their ill fiwcefs. U£on this the duke #i $eny refolved to fond thither his confia the owrat d'J^lwip^i, whp wnn a valiant .npn aj*4 #Me pogo%tor. He .therefore addreffeji him m fiieb words as thefe,—c fair çouiin* I entrent j(PSwould{ge to Brittany: itip aMoJpt#y.nei» fififtpy yon fhould do Sow tp negotiate witfi *yx «»#11, the duke of Brittany; and fbpj44 p» find him hot and icaperious in fpeech, dp^ipt you mipd it, nor pit yowfotf in any paffton. Xipat him g€»%f and with the greateû atten-tion, and endeavour to make him liften tp rea* fon: tell him that -the kitrçj, myfeU^ and brp-thAT of Burgundy, wifh hk» every thing good, jmà bear him the irongeft affection ; and that, if he would come and live with MM, he would find up always ready to ferre -him. In refpect jto the caftles which be holds from, the confia» ldef fey, jokingly, that, to he fore, he had felzed them wjufÙy, and that, if he would be pleafed to reader them back, it would redound greatly to his honour, and the king would give him as rich and as fcongoii&ui any part/f the - ' kingdom


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