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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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girl of only twelve years old, and you are ftxty ? On my faith, it is great folly in you to think of fuch things. - Propofe my fair coufin John, your fon, to her, who is of a proper age, and a more fuitable match/ My lord/ replied the duke, * this has been propofed, but the count de Foix would not liften to it, becaufe my fon defcends by the mother from thè Armagnacs, and they are now and have been fome time at war. If the girl is too young, I will fpare her a while, until (he be a perfect woman/ f Indeed !" faid the king,' * but, mybonny un-cle, fhe will not fpare you/ He then laughing-ly added, ' However, fince we fee your love for her is fo ftrong, we will cheerfully affift you in the matter/ Not long after this, the king ordered the lord de la Riviere, his firft kniglit, fteward of his houfe-hold and chamberlain, to undertake a journey to Beam, and with him the vifcount d'Afly. ' The duke of Burgundy named, as envoys on his part, the bifhop of Autun, and fir William de la Tri-mouille. The duke of Berry entreated a prudent and valiant knight, count John de Sancerre, to go thither on his part. ' - Thefe five knights, who were appointed to de* mand.this young lady in marriage, for the duke of Berry, from the count de Foix, left their homes, and were all to meet at Avignon. They ftaid with pope Clement, who was coufin-ger-man to the father of the lady, full fifteen days, . . and 341 , % , *


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