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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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gracefully punifhed with death, through envy and wickednefs ; and that, in fpite of any thing he could fay or do, he could never get him out of their hands. Let them now beware of me, for the time lhall come when Iwill repay theip with the feme coin, andjtruck from the fame mint. • The duke of Burgundy and thofe ? attached to him loved no better the above-named perfons, who had governed the king ; for, whenever they wanted any thing at court, _ they were repulfed fliarply enough, ' and very little done for them, of which they murmured and talked loudly behind their backs* ' • ' ' ' The duchefs ôf Burgundy, who was Y very un-forgiving and haughty lady, refided at Paris with the queen, and ' had the fupreme government of her and her houfehold, fo that no one was permitted to • fpeak with the queen but through her per-million. This lady hated with her whole heart fir Oliver dc Cliflbn, on account of the duke of Brittany; who was nearly related to her. She fre-quently retnonftrated with the duke of Burgundy, * faying, that thofe who had fupported fir Oliver de Cliflbn againft fo potent a prince as his coufin the duke of Brittany were very blame-worthy. " The duke of Burgundy was cool and prudent, and faw far into the ftate of affairs and their copfequences : he wifhed not to encourage any troubles in France, but to keep every one in good humour as long as it Ihould be poffible, and on this account had never oppofedany meafures of his late brother, Charles V. nor of his nephew, the prefent king. He therefore ' - ™. replied 3* -


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