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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
page 75



-fis : 4 My lord,1 replied the duke ôf Burgundy, 4 it is very true tljat Urban is dead ; but we-know nor-thing of the ftate of the cardinals at Rome, :nor of the Romans; nor whether thefe cardinals mean to perfift in their opinion. It will be-difficult for them to change, as the Romans are their mafters, and as they formerly forced them to eleft the arch* ^ilhop'of Ban pope, whom they obeyed as long *s he lived: they may again force them to eleft another according to their pleafure. You have therefore no occafion to be in any hade refpefting this matter, nor to write to .thofe who will not do much for you in the bufinefs, as they have already fliewn. Remain quiet, therefore, until you (hall hear further on the fubjeft ; for it may happen that-the cardinals at Rome may be of one mind, and, though differing with each other, may diffemblç with the Romans, and acknowledge no other pope but Clement; and, in order to keep the Romane in good humour, promife them that Clement fhall fix his refidence at Rome, which he will very readily confent to, if the matter could be brought to depend on that. Should this appear probable, it will then be time for you to write to thofe Chriftian kings and lords who hold contrary opinions in re-ligion to you, to entreat they would unite to put an end to the fchifm, and to promote the re-eftablifb-ment of union in the church. This is what you ought to do ; for we are not as yet aflured what turn the bufineft may take, and it will not be long before wè have further intelligence/ When


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