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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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be more feverely pumÙmà than this crime, nor can anyftifférings make amends for it : run quickly/ added the king, c for do&ors and furgeons/ Thefe were before fent for; and they arrived from all quarters, particularly thofe attached to the king's perfon. On their arrival, the king was well pleafed, and faid,—* Attend well to my conftable, • and tell me what ftate he is in; for I am forely grieved at his misfortune.' The do&ors, having declared they would, exa-mined him all over, the • king being prefent, who was greatly angered at this event: he afked., 1 if there were any danger of death?* The do&ors unammoufly replied,—* Sire, certainly not; and, -within fifteen days, we will reftore him to you well enough to ride on horfeback.' This anfwer pleafed the king, who faid, -c God be praifed, this is excellent news.' Then, ad-drtffîiûg himfelf to the conftable, added; * Take care of yourfelf, and do not think of this or other bufinefs: no crime fhall be more rigoroufly ptmHhed than that of thefe traitors: jhey fhall pay fork as if k were done to myfelf/ The con-ftable faintly anfwered, c May God repay you all, and for your kindnefs in this vifit/ • On this, the king took leave and returned to his palace, and fent for the provoft of Paris, who made no long delay before he arrived, for it was now quite day. When • the provoft entered,, the king - faid,—* Take with you a body of armed men* and purfue that traitor, Peter de Craon, who has trea* Woufly aflaifinated, and nearly murdered, our conftable. 372


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