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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 347



Çhîteatf-moraAt, and to open a treaty for tfte fate of the county of Blois, with the qpant and the lountefs, who was very avaricious. : It chanced, by fome accident I am unacquainted with* that the bailiff of Blois, named fir Reginald 4e Sens, a knight of law and arms, and of great prudence, heard of this intended vififcand its pur-poles* He wa* much concerned from the love he $ore hi* lord, left he might dkboaour himfelf and difinhcrit his heirs by a fate, for which he bad no need, and feverely wound his confeience.. He determined therefore, if poflible, to prevent itr and, letting out from Blob, rode, all night to Chateau-morant, where, being introduced to the count, he faid, 4 My lord, the king of France* the dukes of Touraine and Bourbon,, with the ford de Coucy, are coming hither.' * That is true/ replied the count : 4 why do you mention kV 11 am come to tell it, becaufe you will be preffed to fell your heritage. Confide* well the fubjeâ^ as you have time before hand/ The count de Blois was much furprifedat hearing this, and faid,—41 cannot prevent any one from fpeaking to me, or offering propofals ; but, be-fore I confent to the felling my inheritance, frau-dulently disinheriting my heirs and difeonouring myfelf,! muft have neither plate nor porringer of filver to pawn/' 4 My lord/^ replied the knight* € remember this when the time comes, for you will fee that. all I have told jou is true/ 4• Don't doubt it, bailiff/ faid the eount ; 11 am not fo young QOjr fo foolilh to liften to fuch pro-* 1 ^ , pofals.* 83»


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