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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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# to Ik will I â§i|f»ît I have faithfully aud loyally" fçrvcd the late kiqg, çf happy memory, as well ^ at thç pttfcot king. JMy fcrvices have been well knowp to bothf and they have royally rewarded them. 1 feci bold enough, from what by their commands I have done for the good of the king* dpm* to ftfnd #ie judgment of the parliament of Paris i and* if they fhall find in my whole conduft mj thing worthy of blame, let me be punched.*' Such was the declaration of the lord de la RU ftcre tç his wife and his friends, before the com-ipifTiOners from the regents came to Auneau. On their arrival, bi$ fervants faid,—' My lqrd^ here are fuch md fuch perfons, with a large force, who want to enter the; caftle : what do you fay ? fhall we open the gates ?* c Why not ?' he replied: * they are very welcome.* On faying this, he went to meet thçm, and received every one moft gra-cioufly, and in corçverfiog together they all en-tered the hall of the caftle çf Auncau. After a fhort paufe, fir Barrois des Barres, a gallant and courteous knight^ with much vexation, arretted the lord de la Riviere, according to the orders he had received, which he was bound to execute. The lord de la Riviere held him exçufed and imme-diately obeyed his fummons j for he neither could nor would othcrwife aâ; by* difputing it 5 and he remained a prifoner in his own caftle of Auneau. . You may imagine his lady was in great anguifh when fhe faw fortune thus adverfe to her lord, and fhe ftill more dreaded the conclufion. The lord de la Riviere was not long a prifoner in


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