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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 322



Notwithftanding thefë fair promifes, the count would not liften to him, but faid that his- coufin was too young. ^ • • He gave, however, other reafons to his confi-dential friends, and faid tofirEfpaign du Lyon,---$- Thefe Armagnacs muft think me a great fool, when they afk me to confent to my deftruction. If I give them my coufin, I (hall add to their ftrength, and weaken myfelf. They already with-hold from her by force her inheritance, in right of her mother, of Comminges ; for the count de Boulogne is as nobody to oppofe them.' . When the count d'Armagnac and his brother, fir Bernard, found they could not fucceed, they fpoke to the duke of Berry, during the life of their aunt, his firft duchefs, that it would be a good match for his fon, John of Berry. * The duke in confequence, had fent properly-qualified persons to the count de Foix in Beam, to entreat that all former animofities might be forgiven and forgotten, and that he would con-fent to the marriage of his coufin and ward with his fon John ; for that the count de Boulogne, her father, was very well fatisfied that it fhould take place. The count entertained the envoys handfomely, but excufed himfelf fqjr not complying with their demand, as the lady was too young; and becaufe be had most folemnly promifed and fworn to the countefs her mother, when fhe delivered her into his hands, that he would never betroth her to any perfon whatever without her knowledge. He . 315


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