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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 178



• t67 iâclinations may be. What is to you the hold-ing thefe caftles from fir Oliver de Cliifon, which form part of his inheritance, confidering the manner in which you gained them ? and, whe-ther you have peace or war, they will coft you more to guard for three years than ever you will gain from them in twelve. .Give them back, therefore, handfomely ; and when the rumour fhallta fpread abroad; for there is no fire with-out fmoke, that you have fo done of your own free-will, you will pacify the anger of many, and greatly pleafe the duke of Burgundy, who has never interfered fo much in this bufinefs as he might, had he fo pleafed, through the good offices of your coufin the duchefs of Burgundy :' this we know for fact. She has a numerous fa-mily, who are now your neareft relations : recollect, therefore, whence your origin, and who are your connections, and do not ef-trange * yourfelf from thofe with whom you ought to be more ftrongly united : it will be madnefs if you do, and you will be undeferving pity for what confequences may enfue. Have no connection with England : the Englifli have fufficient employment at home. They will make you great proteftations of friendfhip, in order to take their advantage of it, and nothing more : this you know, for you were in your youth brought up among them.5 The duke was much ftruck on hearing fuch very forcible reafoning, and remained fome time leaning over a window that opened into a court, without making any reply. His council were (landing


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