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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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peâ that fir Peter de Craon intends murdering the conftable; for he has coile&ed, within his hotel, in the çhurch-yard of St. John, a number of com-panions, whom he has fecretly kept there, ever fince Whitfuntide. Should he accomplish his pur-pofe, the king will be exceedingly vexed, and confufion enfue to the kingdom. It is for this I difclofeit to you, my lord j for, although I am fc-cretary to my lord of Craon, and have fworn fide* lity to him, I cannot fuffer fuch an outrage to be committed. If you do not take meafures to pre-vent this, none other will, at this moment, and I beg you will remember what I have now told you, at a proper opportunity ; for, fince I find fir Peter de Craon m determined to perfevere in this bufinefs, I muft fly, and never again return to his fervice.' The duke of Berry perfectly well comprehended all the clerk had told. He faid to him ; c Remain with me to-day, and to-morrow morning 1 will inform my lord of this plot. It is now too late, and I wifh not to trouble the king on fuch a day as this, but, to-morrow, I will not fail doing it; and we will provide a remedy, fince fir Peter de Craon is in the town, which I was ignorant of.1 Thus, by the delay and negligence of the duke of Berry, did the mifchief happen, as 1 have re: lated. The provoft of Paris, with upwards of fixty horfe, iflued out at the gate of St; Honoré, on the traces of fir Peter de Craon. When he came to Pontoife, to crofs the Seine, he afked the bridge- 3?6


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