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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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your bufînefs, In regard to me, that be Atffet net* cher in life nor limb. The duke of Berry, thus attacked by his youn£ and handfome wife, whom he doated upon, and feeling that all fhe had faid was true, was much fo£» tened in his hatred to the lord de la Riticre; and to appeafe his lady, whp, he faw •was in earneft, JTC* plied,—c Lady, as God-may favc my foul, I wmfld rather have paid twenty thoufand francs, than the: la Riviere fhoukl have mifcomhiéled himfclf wards the crown of France. Before this indif-pofuion of the king, I loved htm well, and con* fidered him as a prudent and valiant knight. Sifted, however, you thus anxioufly intercft yourfelf for him, I will abate my anger ; and from your en-treaties and folicitations hé fhall fare the better. I will exert my power to the utmoft, and do more for your prayers than if all France united had pe~ titioned me in his behalf.§ c My lord/ anfwered the lady, ' pleafe God, I (hall fee the effeéts of it. You will do % good and Charitable aft ; fori believe there is not one, befide myfeif, that has Ipokeh in his favour/ * Your lay truly,' replied the duke s f but when you fo warmly take up the matter, it is fully fufficiertt/ Thus was the dtichefs contented with the aiifWers of the duke* and when he and the d^ke of Bur-gundy, with their councils, met on the bufinefs, there was much altercation. There is not a doubt but, if this virtuous lady had not interfered, he would have been put to death, from aifeétiorc to her, it was otherwife s and fif John le Mercier » ' * Ej ' was S3


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