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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 244



that he fhouW be happy to have fome conversation with them. They all therefore came to Antwerp between Whitfuntide and St. John's day ; and when the king had fufficiently entertained them, he was eager to know from them when they could enter upon what they had promifed, and entreated them to make difpatch ; for this was his reafon of coming to Antwerp ; and as he had all his preparations ready, it would be a great lofs to him if they were tardy. Thefe lords of Germany had a long confutation together, andfinally made this their anfwer. β Dearfir, when we came hither it was more for the pleafure of feeing you, than for any thing etfe ; we are not yet in afituation to give a pofitive anfwer to your demand ; but we will return home, and come again to you whenever you "pleafe, and give you fo full an anfwer, that the matter ihall not remain with us\ Theyfixed upon that day three weeks after StJohn's day. The king of England remonftrated with them upon the great expences and lòfs he îhould be at by their delays, for he thought they would all have been ready with their anfwers by the time he had come thither, arid added, that he would never return to England, until he knew what their intentions were. Upon this the lords departed, and the king remained quietly in the monaftery of St. Bernard : λ fome of his lords ftaid at Antwerp, to keep him copipany j the. reft went about the country amufing them


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