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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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be pftftnt when this fcntcncc waspgffêçL but he would not, and excufed Mmfeif, The dukes of Berry and Burgundy were there, with a great many of the barons of France. Now obferve the works of Fortune, how firm and fteady they are, when fuch a valiant and good knight who had laboured fo fuccefsfully for the honour of France was thus maliciouOy degraded in honour and hurt in his fortune. He was lucky in not obeying any of the fummons, for, had he come, they would have difgracefully put him to death j nor could the duke of Orleans have faved him, for, if he had interceded for him, no atten-tion would have ' been paid to it. You may fup-pofe that thç duke of Brittany and fir Peter de Craon, who were * ftrongly conne&ed with each other, were much rejoiced at this ; but they were vexed thfc conftable had not borne company with the lord de la Riviere and fir John k Mercier. This feiitence made a great noife in France and elfe where. • Some pitied him, and faid in fecret that he hs\d been unjuftly treated : others oppofed it, faying it was fortunate he had npt, been lain hold of and hanged, for he was deferring of it; 1 Our regents,' they added, c who are well ac-quainted with his manner of life, kmc not been m blame in fuffering him to be thus treated. H9W thf devil could he have laid by fuch a* funp # a million and a half of florins ? It could not have been by conqviefts in war, but from pillage and robbery, • and &7


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