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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 176



be too great a lofer, and bring deftruction on your country. This you should dread ; for what oc-cafion have you to go to war fince yoti are now at peace, and they are begging you to remain fo ? Your lady is far gone with child, and you should pay attention that in her fituation she be not alarmed. The king of Navarre can give you but little fupport, for he has enough to do himfelf. The duke of Lancafter is a valiant and wife prince; but he marries, as they fay, his daughter to the duke of Berry. This will be the foundation for a long peac e between France and England, and various treaties will be formed in confequence. You will fee shortly the king of Caftille driven from his throne ; for, as the French feated him on it, the/ can as eafily de-throne him : indeed, more èafily, for they will have the aid of the duke of Lancafter and the English. We have in truth heard, that the lord, de Coucy, the admiral of France and the lord de la Riviere are coming hither, and you may fuppofe it muft be on affairs of the greateft con-fequence to the king and kingdom, or on the matter of the conftable of France, whofe caufe the king has warmly efpoufed. They are pro-bably ordered to know pofitively what are your intentions, and if you perfift ' in your former opinions. Should this laft be the cafe, we fup-pofe (for one may judge tolerably well from ap-pearances) that the immenfe force, now ru-moured to be deftined againft Gueldres, will be turned againft you. Now confider from whom you may expect affiftapce, should war be de^ . clared . 165


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