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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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then belonged to the king of England. When they were near to Calais, fir Piers Courteney faid; * Lord of Clary, we are now on the territories of the king of England : you have handfomely ac-quitted yourfelf, in efcorting me ; and I give you many thanks for your company/ The lord de Clary had not forgotten the fpeech of fir Piers to the countefs St. Pol, in the prefencé' of many perfons j for it had made him fulky and full of anger, which although at the time he had not noticed as he thought it deferved, he was un-willing it ihould pafs off unanfwered ; for he con-fidered it as prefumptuous and difhonourable to the chivalry of France. Sir Piers had publicly declared, that he had purpofely left England to feek deeds of arms in France, and had not found any one in that country willing to oppofe him. The lord de Clary had therefore determined, in his own mind, that fuch expreflions ihould not remain unnoticed. He therefore, on taking leave* faid,—« Sir Piers, you are now on the lands of the king of England, whither I have efcorted yon, by orders of my king and my lord of Burgundy. You may recoiled that, the day before yefterday, when we were in the apartment of the countefs de St. Pol, who entertained us handfomely, you fpoke with too great latitude, as it feemed to me, and too much to the blame and prejudice of the french chivalry ; for you faid, you had come to the court of the king of France, and. had foundv none willing to oppofe you in arms: and you fcer 25


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