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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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his peers might, after great deliberation, ad-judge him. The three envoys to Brittany were well pleafed when they heard of the reftitution of the con-ftable's cailles, and the lord de Coucy faid,— « Now, gentlemen, we have one obftacle the lefs to furmount, and I fuppofe the duke will liften to what we may have to fay to him/ •• I was told, that before thefe three barons left Paris, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy held feveral private confultations with them, and re-commended them to ufe every gentle method to bring matters to a favourable conclufion, in pre-ference to harfh ones ; and to prevail on the duke to come to Paris, or at Ieaft half way to the town of Blois, where they would meet him and hold a conference together. The three ba-t rons, Who were prudent and had received their full instructions, faid, they would ufe their ut-moft endeavours to comply with their wifiles. On leaving Paris, they continued their journey until they came to the city of Rennes in Brit-tany, where, on afking for the duke, they learnt he was at Vannes, ' whither they went. : Their coming was already known in the houfehold of the duke, for they had fent for* ward fervants to prepare their lodgings. The duke had affembled his council and the princi-pal barons of Brittany near his perfon, to fhew them the more honour. They were well re-ceived on their entering Vannes, by the knights , and others of the duke's houfehold, who had gone 170


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