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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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36 , » plared it Ihould have his confent, if, on examirta* lion by his minifters, there was no fault found with the terms it was.touched in. It was obje&ed to by fome, that it was wrong to fix the place for this tournament fo near to Calais, * as the Englifh' might think it -was arrogantly and particularly pimed at them \ and that-all occafions of quarrel jQiould be avoided, for ? truce had been agreed to for three years between France and England. The jking's minifters were one whole day confidering the. matter, without coming to any condufknu £ome of the moft prudent ^id^ it ought not to bç .allowed, nor the whites of wild young knights to be acceded to, for more evil tfyan good might en* |ue frcup them. ^ : The king, however, who was young himfelf, greatly inclined towards them, ' and faid,—?* Let then* perforin their entetprife : they are young ?nd courageous, and, befides, h$ye vowed to do fo before the ladies of Montpellier. ' We are de-firpus they fhould undertake it, and bring it to thp happieft end they can.* . When the king had thus declared his mind to .the council, no one made further qppofition, to the great joy of the knights. The challenge having been agreed to in the manner the knights had drawn it out, the king called them into his _ clpfet, and faid,—c Boucicaut, Reginald, and Saimpi, he attentive in this your enterprife, to guard well your own honour and that qf pur king-dom: let nothihg be fpared in the {late you fceepi for I will not fajl fo $.fiift yoij as % as ' tea


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