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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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During the dinner, fir Thomas Percy and Mi companions were presented with rich and hand-fome jewels, all but fir Robert Bricquet : he was paffed unnoticed. The knight, who prefented them in the name of the king, (fir Peter Villiers, high fteward of the houfehold) faid to him; * When you ihall have done fervice acceptable to the king, he is rich enough to reward you for it,1 and then paffed by. Sir Robert was melancholy on hearing this fpeech, and then firft learnt he was difagreeable to the king of France : he was there-fore forced to put up with the flight as well as he could. * When dinner was over, and they had wafhed and the tables were removed, grace having been faid, minftiels of fong and others were called in, who performed, as ufual, before the king and his company. After this, fir 'i homas Percy advanced, and, calling himfelf on his knee, faid ; 4 Very deai fire, I and my companions are much furprifed at one thing. You have moft fplendidly enter-tained us, and prefented us with rich gifts, for which we feel very thankful; but fir Robert Bricquet, who is a knight at arms, and chamber-lain to our fovereign lord the king of England, has been paffed by, and we would willingly know the feafon of it.' The • king of France replied j * Thomas, the knight you have named, fince you wifh to know the caufe of his being overlooked, ought not to have taken part againft us ; for, had he been made prifonçr in war, his ranfom would have inftantly been Û55


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