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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.11

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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.11
page 26



if ' hàd donc ; but, his fpirit was fo lofty, he cHËtàl* ed to own It, and he faid m himfelf,—* If the king, as he feems now inclined, enter Brittany With his army, I will not, at the beginning, make any bppofition, that I may ice who are my friends and encftiies, nor will I hurry myfclf to retaliate ; but, when he (hall think himfrlf in full fccurity, I will fall upon him, fincc there is m other way of obtaking peace/ Thus did the duke counfel with himfelf, and at times with his roinifters ; for he concluded that a war with France was now inevitable. It was not lb, however, for matters turned out othcrwife than he expe&ed, to his great advantage. The old pro-verb fays, ' He is not poor who is lucky/ Thç duke of Brittany was wonderous fortunate at this feafon, from an aftoniftiing and pitiable accident that befel the king of France. Nothing left could have withdrawn from him the dangers he was fur-rounded by, and permitted him the enjoyment of peace. CHAP.


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