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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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' m before heard that the duke of Juliers had madt " his peace with the king of France, which was not very pleafing to him, but • he had no occa-fion to (hew his diflike to it. The duke of Juliers and the archbifhop re~ monftrated with him for fome time on the fixa-tion he and his country were in. At firft, he paid not any attention ; for he had fo ftrongly connected himfelf with the king of England he could not immediately break it off, nor had he any inclination fo to do, for his heart was de-voted to the Englifh. He argued the matter with them obftinately, declaring he would abide the event ; and if, from the arrival of the king of France with an army, he fhould fuffer any lofs, he was young, and might at other times revenge himfelf on France or on the Brabanters their allies ; adding, that in war the chances are uncertain, and no prince can undertake one without expecting lofs as well as gain. • This language greatly enraged the duke of Juliers, who faid, € William, how will you carry on this war ? and from whom do you expect compenfation for your loffes?' —c The king of England «and his power,' replied he ; € and I am very much aftonifbed I have had no intelligence of their fleet j for if they had kept their engage-ment, by which they were to come hither, I would more than once have beaten up the French quarters.'—'Do you wait for them, William ?' asked the duke of Juliers. c The Englifh have fo much en their hands at this % moment,


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