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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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IL thé lord âè là Trhnouille/who took the manage-* inent of the bufinefs. ; * ' The lord de la Riviere had likewife a fon, a fquire, who was his heir, married to the only.; daughter of thé lord dfc Dampmârtin, who was not likely to have more children, and this daughter' was hrs heifefs. ' The regents Wanted likewife to'r break off this matriage; and unite hct nidre nobly ^ but the count de t^ampmartin, like an honourable ill an, fteppcd forward, and faid,—c That as long as ihe- fon of the lord tie h Kivieie lived, his daughter fhould hare noothcr hufband; and, if violence were iïfed td fhorten his days, Ms daugh-ter fhduld remain a widow, and' he would fo flrongly fettle his property, that thofe who migtit" wifh to gain it by fratid dr-otherwife wolil.d find themfelVëé difappointed*' '/ When they ftw the fifmneft' df the codnt de' Dam^martinj and that he would not give tip. 'his foii-in-lài*, fhey left*:him quiet, and the marriage remained gobd j but the I mentioned was fet afidc by in abloliition from pope4 Clement, who " wàs Breed fô ;give it; whether he would or not -, ' for he had no'power over the realm of France, ' bin what thé t#o dukes were pltafed to oi\o\y him, To greatly was the chiirch lowered and hurt by the. dWgHfcrfèl^fchîfm, and by the condHd;of thofe" who olght td have ruled it better. * Many in ' France, and in other countries, ' ac- ^ quitted the lord deU* Riviere from all blame/but their excdfiiig him wis of no avail ; for although hk innocence was às clear as the day, no one dared £ a 'to


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