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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.10

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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.10
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n The duke of Burgundy, and his fon the count d$ Nevers, had gone as far as Châtillon fur Seine te meet the king. On his arrival at t)ijon, he was received with çvery refpeû and affeôion by the diichefs of Burgundy, the countefs of Nevers, mê all who had come thither to do him honour. From love to the kin£, many ladies and d&mfeis, whofe company he preferred, were come to Dijon, fuch as the lady of Sully, the ladies of Vergy and Plagny, and feveral others, handfome and gay, and mhly drefled. The dancings and carrollings inftantly began : the ladies exerted their talents in finging and dancing to aranfe the king, the duke of Bourbony the duke, of Touraine and the lord de Coucy. On the Monday, Tuefday and Wednefday, ' were tilts gallantly performed, and prizes given to the moft deferving. The king remained eight whole days at Dijon, thus amufing hknfelf: on the tenth, I believe he took leave of .the duke and duchefs of Burgundy and their family. It was the intention of the duke of Burgundy inftantly to follow the king, and remain with him ; and, on this being fettled, he departed from Dijon, having bidden adieu to the ladies and damfels. The king continued his journey until he came to Villeneuve, near Avignon, where - his palace had been prepared. The cardinals of Amiens*, * John de ta Grange was minifter of ftaté under Charles V. who procured him the purple. ' He was covetous and am-bitious. . • Aifgrenel,


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