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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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If the king of Scotland have vexed you by doing harm to your kingdom, you can, at your pleafure, make yourfelf amends at his expenfe, as you have done before : therefore come, if you pleafe, into the hall to your knights, for dinner will foon b€ ready/ Oh, dear lady,* faid the king, * other things touch my heart, and lie there, than what you think of i for, in truth, the elegant carriage, the perfections ?nd beauties which I have feen you poflefs, have very much furprifed me, and have fo deeply in* prefled my Heart, that my happinefs depends on meeting a return from you to my flame, which no denial can ever extinguiih.' 4 Sweet fir,* replied the countefs,c do not amufe yourfelf in laughing at, or tempting me ; for I cannot believe you mean what you have juft faid, or that fo noble and gallant a prince as you are would ever think to difhonour me or my huiband, who is fo valiant a knight, who has ferved you faithfully, and who, on your. account, now lies in prifon. Certainly, fir, this would not add to your glory ; nor would you be the better for it. Such a thought has never once entered my mind, and I truft in God it never will, for any man living: and, if I were fo culpable,- it is you who ought to blame me, and have my body puniihed, through And. juftice/ The virtuous lady then quitted the king, who was quite aitonifhed, and went to the hall to haften the dinner. She afterwards returned to the king, attended by the knights, and faid to him, ' Sir, comç to the hall j your knights jure waiting for you, to waih


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