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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 359



Uften to tbîi, nor dared they confeht to fuch attt article in the treaty; for the commons of England love Calais more than any other town in. the world* faying, that as long as they are mafters of Calais* they carry the keys of France at their girdle* However great the differences between the lords of England and France in thefe matters, and the length of tirtie they were occupied on them, they feparated with great good humour on both fidesf from the conferences, faying,—* We will again meet to-morrow on this bufinefs| and wchope* through our diligence* to bring the matter at laft to a happy conclufion/ The king of France entertained the lofds of Eng-land three times mod magnificently at dinner in the epifcopal palace. The duke of Touraine, the duke of Berry, the duke of Burgundy, the duke ef Bourbon, the lord de Coucy, the count de Saint Pol, gave each a dinner to the Englifh com-miflioncrs. Whatever the Englifh wanted was delivered them, free of coft, by clerks who were appointed to take an account of all things they had, which they referred to the king's exchequer for payment. , You muft know, that although the dukes of Lancafter and York were at Amiens, tley had re-ceived fuch inftru&ions from the king of England and his council, that they could not add to nor alter any of the terms of the treaty they had been charged with. Many perfons will not readily be-lieve what I am about to fay, though it is ftridly true, which is, that the Englifh are fonder of war n - than


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