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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 146



rived that day, and then continued his journey to Nantes, where he refrefhed himfelf, and in* _ quired after the duke of Brittany. He was told that he was at Vannes, or in that part of the country, which was his ufual place of refidence. He took .the road for Vannes, where, on his ar-rival, he waited on the duke, who received him very kindly, for they were nearly connected by blood, - ' ' • The count d'Eft am pes, knowing well how to conduct himfelf with great princes and dames, for he had been brought up and educated with them, acquitted himfelf with much prudence when in the prefence of the duke, and, difieni- . biing with him, did not, for fome days, difcover -the object of his coming. • When he found a proper opportunity, he began upon it with great caution and humility, to gain the duke's affec-tion, in manner fomething like the following': € My lord and very dear conlin, you muft not be furprifed if I am come to fee you from fticb a great diftance, for I was Very defirous of fo^ doing.* He then continued to inform him, word for word, what the duke of Berry had charged him to fay. • • The duke of Brittany did not feem to pay any great attention to what he faid, but, when he had done, replied " to the count d'Eftampes,— ' We have in truth heard before what you now tell us, and will confider of it, for we have not as yet done fo. You will remain with us as long as you pleafe, for your coming has given us mnch pleafure/ - The US'


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