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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.1

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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.1
page 38



XXV bury, made his offering at the ihrine of Thomas % Becket, and, from refpeft to the memory of the prince of Wales, to whom he was perfectly well known, he vifited his magnificent maufoleum. He faw there the young King Richard, who had arrived to return thanks io God for the fuccefs of his lail campaign in Ireland: bur, in fpite of the good intentions of Sir Thomas Percy, high fteward of England, who had promifed to procure him an audience ofihe king, he could not be prefented; and was obliged to follow this prince to the different places he vifited, until he came to Leedscaille*. This time was not loft on our hiflorian; the Englifh were itili full of their expedition to Ireland; and he got them to tell him both their own exploits, and the marvellous things they had feen there. Being yet at Leeds-caftle, he prefented to the duke of York his letrers from the count d'Hainault and the count dOftrevant f-" Mailer John,'* faid the duke to him, " keep near to our perfon, " and to our people, who will lhew you all love " and kindnefs; we are bounden fo to do, from w affe&ion to former times, and to our lady mother, to whom you were attached ; we well remember thofe times." He afterwards introduced him into the King's chamber, who received him with very diitinguilhed marks of good-will. Richard took the letters hè had been charged with ; and, « In Kent. ^ Afterwards carl of Holland, and knight of the Garter. having


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