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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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liam de la Trimouille and the lord de la Riviere, to treat for his marriage with the lady Jane of Boulogne, whom the count de Foix had in ward. The count liftened to the propofals, but told the envoys that the duke of Berry fhould never have her for his wife if he did not give him thirty thoufand francs for the expenfes of her education, dnd this demand the duke paid, for he was deter-mined to have the lady. This he had not for-gotten, and, fending for fir Roger d'Efpaign and fir Efpaign du Lyon to his chamber at Tours, fhut the door and converted with them in private, faying ; c You may, if you pleafe, fucceed in the objeft of your journey hither ; but you muft : firft promife me, that I fhall be fully repaid the fum my treafurer gave the count de Foix when I was married to my prefent duchefs. 1 have always de-termined, that if 1 furvived the count, this money fhould be paid me back.* * • . The two knights, hearing the duke thus talk, looked at each other, but faid not a word. The duke added,—€ My fair firs, it " was for this I wifhed to fpeak with you by ourfelves : confult together on what 1 have told you ; for, be affured, whether you confent or not, I will obtain re-pay-ment, and your treaty fhall not fucceed. I can depend on my good brother of Burgundy a&ing as I pleafe ; he is lieutenant over all the countries of Oil, as I am over thofe of Oc, and none will dare to controvert my orders, or oppofe my will.-This vifcount de Châteaubpn will find money enough for my demand, fince the late count has * ' left" 32i


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