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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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He would therefore keep his oath, and no one ought to attempt to make him break it. ' Thefe were the excufes the count made; for he knew well that his coufin/ the countefs of Comminges, who refided with her brother, the count d'Urguel, in Arragon, would never confent to her daugh-ter's marriage with any one connected with the Armagnacs. The ambaffadors from the duke of Berry re-turned, therefore, unfuccefsfully; and in their abfence the count de Foix faid, (as 1 learnt from fir Efpaign du Lyon)—c The duke of Berry and his advifers muft think me very weak and igno-rant, when they propofe that I fhould reinforce my enemies. John of Berry is coufm to my ad-verfaries, the Armagnacs : this match I will never confent to, and had much rather marry her in England; and I have already had propo-fals from Henry of Lancafter, fon to the duke of Lancafter. If I were not affraid of two much angering the king of France, no one elfe fhould have my coufm. At this moment I know not how to act ; but I will marry her to my own Satisfaction, to prevent any of the Armagnacs having her againft my will; for, as the whole depends on my determination, I have no occa-fion to be melancholy, or to be very anxious on this* fubject.' When the duke of Berry knew for certain that the duke of Lancafter intended marrying his daughter with the infant of Caftille, and that there were no- hmpm of breaking it off, he was fo * penfive 316


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