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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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ms1 the wife of the deleft fon of our coiifin the duke of Burgundy : you have no occafion, therefore, to feek other connexions.' c My lord/ anfwered fir William, c1 do not wifh to go to England to form any alliance, but merely to dit and enjoy this feaft, which has been publicly proclaimed every where, and .vifit my coufins whom 1 have never fqen. Should I not go thither, after the particular invi-tation I have had, for a purpofe meflenger brought k nie, my refiifal will be confidered as the efeft of pride and prefumption. 1 feel myfetf bound therefore in honour to go, and I beg, father, that you will not refufe me your confent/ * Wiltiam,' replied the count, • you are your own mater ; a£t as you pleafe j but 1 Ihould think, for the &be of peace, it were better you did not go/ • The count d'Ôftrevant, perceiving this fubjèft was difagreeabk to his father, turned the con-verfation to other matter* ; but his refolution was fixed, and his purveyances were (Jontinued to be made and forwarded to Calais. Hit herald, Go-megines, wa« fent to England to inform the king and his uncles, that he would come honourably attended to his feaft. They were much pleafed at this intelligence, and prefented the herald with great gifts, which were very acceptable, for he became blind towards the end of his days. I know not if he had angered God that he was affiifted with fuch a punifhment ; but this herald, when in power, had behaved with fo much infolence, that he was little pitied in his diftrefs. VOL. 2L • The


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