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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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SS others who have a&cd improperly will ftortly M made to fuflferfor it/ With fuch converfations did th^duke and du-çhefs of lurgmdf amufe themfelves 5 and not many days after this laft, the dukes of Berry antj Burgundy had a private conference. They faidj f it was now time to punilh thofe who had difho-aoured their nephew, the king, and who had led him to aft according to1 their pleafure. We will begin, firft, with the conftable, for he is of the higheft rank and greateft wealth : when he made his will a fhort time ago, on being wounded, he proved he had feventeen hundred thoijfand francs in money and moveables. How the devil could |te have amafied fuch a fum ? for the marriage of his daughter, with our coufin, John of Brittany, whom he ranfemcd from England, muft have coft hitii, m the whole, two hundred thoufand francs ! Put how (hall we manage to begin on him, with .any reafonablc pretext ? for he is ftrongly fijp-ported by our nephew, die duke of Orleans, and by npnf of the great barons of France. How-ever, if we can but once lay hands on him, we will attack him by law, and the parliament at pre* fcnt is of oar party/ € That is true/ replied the duke of Burgundy s cmd the firft tiipe he comes to me, which he Auft do to-morrow on bufinefs, I will convince kim by the reception I give him, that he is not in mj favour, and do you, brother of Berry, do the {une when he comes to you.* f That I will/ an- fwertd


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