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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 183



During the time thefe lords werç in converti-tion, fpices were brought in handfome, filver comfit boxes, and fine wines in gold and filver cans. The lords partook of both, and fhortly after took leave and returned to their lodgings. Thus pafled the firft day, without one word bieing faid of the caufe of their coming, CHAP. XXVI. WHILE HELION DE LIGNAC, AMBASSADOR FROM THE bUKE OF BERRY TO THE DUKE OF LAN-CASTER, IS NEGOTIATING THE MARRIAGE WITH HIS DAUGHTER, THE KING OF CAS-TILLE SENDS AMBASSADORS PRIVATELY TO BREAK IT OFF, AND TO DEMAND THE LADYv IN MARRIAGE FOR HIS SON.—HELION DE LIG-NAC IS SENT AWAY, THE DAY OF THEIR AR-RIVAL, WITH SOME TRUCES RESPECTING THE" FRONTIERS OF AQUITAINE. II JE*will now return to fir Helion de Lig- . * * nac, who had been fent by the duke of Berry to the duke of Lancafter. The knight arrived fafely at Bayonne, and, having dif-mounted at his inn, made himfelf ready to wait on the duke, who had already been informed of his arrival, and, as a mark of honour, had lent two of his knights to vifit him at his hôtel, and to conduct him to him. • Sir Helion, on being introduced to the duke, fainted him very profoundly, as was proper* and 173


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