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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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' chap, m: ' ÎHE LORD DE LA .&IVIERE,', THE PRINCIPAL MINISTER OF THE KING OF FRANCE BEFORE HIS ILLNESS,' IS MADE PRISONER BY ORDERS OF THE DUKES OF BERRY AND BURGUNDY.— . THE /DUCHESS OF' BERRY INTERCEDES FOR HIM WlttH HER' LORD. '' ' • ,] ' ' , • 1 ...... npHE dukes of Befry and 'Burgundy, finding* that the conftable had elcapcd, were much vexed ; while, on the contrary, the dukes of Or-leans and Bburbon rejoiced at it. * c Now/ "faicT the duke of Burgundy, c he fttews ' by his flight that he fiifpe&s us ; but, though he has fled, he is not yet acquitted^ We will force him haftily to return, or he fhall lofe every thing we can lay bur hands on. Even this fhall not free him from fome heavy charges which only wait for trial, to prove him guilty and deferving punilhment. If the great,, the powerful and the wicked be not chaftifed, jus-tice will not be equally dealt, and the lower ranks and the poor will with truth be difcontented. Juf-tice ought to be dealt out without difcriruination to all, that every one may take example/ Such was the difcourfe of the duke of Bur-gundy -, but the lord de Cliflbn was fafe in his caftle of Joflclin, in Brittany, ^ell provided with every thing to defend it, and to hold out a long Icge.» . . • The 45


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