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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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penfive and melancloly for five or fix days, that thofe of his neareft relations inquired the^ caufe of it. Having opened his mind to them, and complained of his difappointment, his council replied,—s Sir, if you have failed with the lady Catherine of Lancafter, you may be more fuc-cefsful in another quarter, with the daughter of a great lord, and who, in due time, will be a confiderable heirefs, though at this moment (he is a little too young for your time of life ; and I know not if the count de Foix will not on this account refufe his confent.' * Is fhe the daughter of the count de Boulogne ?' aflked the duke. * Yes, my lord/ c In, God's name/1 replied the duke,c let us make the trial.' - It was not long after this before he wrote to the count de Foix to fignify to him, in the moft friendly manner, that he would fend him four knights of high quality, flich as the count de Sancerre, the lord de la Riviere, fir Guy de la Trimouille and the vifcount d'Afly, to treat with him for his ward, the daughter of the count de Boulogne, in marriage; and thefe lords were of fuch importance, as to juftify him in putting implicit faith in them ; but he begged of him to fend him a fpeedy anfwer to his letter, that thefe knights might not undertake a çommiffion that would be unfuccefsfuL The count de Foix received handfomely the meifengers who brpught this letter, and wrote back by them to the duke of Berry, that he wm very happy in the propofal* he had made, and . was - - . 317


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