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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 298



fliouldbe amicably terminated, and a folid peace eftablifhed between all parties, that there might not be any neceffity for renewing the war; for the diftance was great for the king and lords, beïides being very expenfive, and, heavy on the kingdom. After feveral had given their opinions, he ad-drefled himfelf to the king, to the duke of Berry, and to all prefent, faying,—* My lord, and you brother of Berry and gentlemen of the council, whatever is rafhly or inconfiderately begun ge-nerally ends badly. We have heard our coufm, the duke of Juliers, éxcufe himfelf handfomely, and we have heard the offer he has made, that his fon fhall do fo likewife : he is' of that gallan-try and birth, being connected with me by blood, that we ought to believe what he has faid. He offers to the king his perfon, his country,.his towns and caftles, in cafe his fon fhall continue obftinate, and refufe to make any apology for his rafh challenge. If we have the duke of Ju-liers on our fide, the duke of Gueldres, whom we want to punifh, will be fo much the more weakened, that he will the * more dread us, and the fooner bend to our will. I therefore advife that the excufes of the duke of Juliers and his offer be accepted, for he has greatly humbled himfelf ; and the archbifhop of Cologne, the bi-fhop of Liege, with other potent barons, entreat likewife that this may be done.' No one making any reply, it was unanimous-ly agreed to ; and the archbifhop and bifhop, who had opened the negotiation, were called in. U2 They . 291


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