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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
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low my advice, under your promife of honour that you will not do him any bodily harm.' ς No, by my head, I will not/ replied thè earl \ € and you have hit upon a lucky expedient. I love you more than before for it, and (hall be charmed with you, if you can bring it about that I may be mailer of the town and caftle/ Sir Henry de Spinefort, and his party, amounting to full five hundred armed men, took leave of the earl, and, in the evening, came before Hennebon. As foon as Oliver de Spinefort knew of his arrival, he permitted hhn and his forces to enter the gates* and went down the ilreet to meet him. When fir Henry faw him approach, he ftept forward, and, taking hold of him, faid, 4 Oliver, you are my prifoner.' ζ How is this ?' replied Oliver,: 4 I trailed in you, and thought you were come here to help and affift me in defending this town and caille.* € Sweet fir,* faid fir Henry, 4 things do not go on in that manner. I take poifeffion of this place for the earl of Montfort, who, at this moment,^ is duke of Brittany ; to whom I, as well as the greater part of the country, have fvvorn fealty and homage ; and you will, I anvfure, do the fame, for it will be more agreeable to do it out of love than through compulfion, and my lord, the earl will think himfelf the more obliged to you for it/ Oliver was fo much prefled and intreated by his brother, that he confented to his propofals, and confirmed it to the e^rl, who entered the town triumphantly, which is a large place, and a goqd fea- S 3 After


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