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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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; m ill medical men to gain large fabrics, arid às mxiclf profit as poffihle, from the lords and ladies who éall for their aid. It was therefore* propofed to him to remain with the king ; but he exciifed him-felf* faying, c that hfe was old and weakly ; that the mariner of living at court would not agree with his years, and that he muft immediately return to his nurflirtg at hoirie.' When they faw he was determined in his refnfal, they preflèd him no Airthcr. They gavC him permiflion to depart, and, on his taking leave, prefented him with one thoufand browns of gold, and an order for four horfes on the poft-maftcrs whenever he (hould pleafe to come to court. I believe • he never returned ; • for he continued in the city of Laon, where he died very rîdî, pofïèflfcd of thirty thoufand fHartcs. He was tfte moft niggardly man of his time i his whole pleafure was amaifing money, and never fpending a farthing at home, but eating and drinking abroad wherever hç could. "With fuch rods are phyficians corre&ect. CHAP*


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