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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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merits to the duke of Brittany, (hewing him much affection, and repeatedly thanking him for com-ing to Blois. The duke diffembled as well as he could, and faid, that indeed it was from his love to them he had undertaken fuch a journey, for that he was very unwell. In the courfe of their converfations they told the duke of Brittany, that fince he had come fo far, he would have done nothing if he did not continue his journey to Paris, for the king was very anxious to fee him. The duke made every excufe for not complying with this propofal, faying his health was too bad to go fo far; that he had not brought any attend-ants with him, but fimply thofe of his houfehold, meaning to return home directly. They kindly anfwered, that, begging his par-don, it would not be decorous for him to vifit his lord paramount with too large a company ; that if he were too ill to ride, they were provided with litters and cars that fhould be at his fendce; and that he was bound to pay his homage to the king, which he had never yet done. The duke of Brittany, in excufe, faid, that when the king fhould be of age, and take the reins of government, he would come to Paris, or to any other place whither he might order him^ to per-form his homage, for he was bounden fo to do. The dukes of Berry and Burgundy Replied, that he was of fufficient age and underflanding to re-ceive homage; and that every lord of France, and all who held fiefs under the crown, excepting himfelf, had done their homage, for the king was . now ' 1S4


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