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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
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Ici himfclf; tû hàvfc Icfs dut; àâd the dukes '%î Berry and Burgundy, convérfing together, kept on his left hand, àt about two acres diftance from him. The other lords, fuch as khe count de la Marche, fir James de Bourbon, fir Charles d'Albret, fir Philip d'Artois, fir Henry and fir Philip de Bar, fir Peter de Navarre, rodé in different path*. The duke of Bourbon, the lord dc Coucy, fir Charles d'Ahgèrs* the baron d'lvry, were follow-ing at a gentle pace, talking together, and fome diftance from the king, hot fufpe&ing the mis-fortune which was on the point of befalling him. It was manifeftly the Work of God, whofe punifti-ments are fevere, to make his creatures tremble. Have we not feen many fimilar examples, both in the Old and the New Teftament, cfpecially in the inftance of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the A Syri-ans? He reigned over them with fuch power, that nothing was fjpoken of but his magnificence and glory; when fuddenly, in the midft of his portip, the Lord of kings, GOD, the Mafter of heaven and earth, and Creator of all things, ftruck him in fuch wife that ht loft his fenfes and his •kingdom. He con tinned for feven years in this deplorable ftate, living on acôrns and wild fruits, having the tafte of a wild boar or hog. After this period of penitence, God reftored to him his fenfés and memory ; upon which he declared to Daniel, *he-fervant ê( the Lord, that there was none other gôd bût the God of Ifraei / • ' • " • Tt


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