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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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r bed chamber and council of the king of France, to the duke : his name was Robert l'Hermite i and this is what he faid, for the duke related to xne the words at his caftle of Plefhy. • My lord, for the love of God do not longer oppofe a peace. You fee how diligent oifr lords of France are in promoting it, and it will be charity in you to join them, for the war has lafted too long ; and, when kings wifh for peace, their relations and fubjeéts ought to obey/ c Robert, Robert,' replied, the duke of Glocefter,f I wifh not to prevent a peace * lut you Frenchmen ufe fuch fpecious words, be-yond our undemanding, that, when you will, you may urge them as flgnifying war or peace as you ihall choofe. In this manrfer has the biifinefs ftitherto been conduced, drflemHing always until you have gained your end. If my lord, the king, Iiad believed me, and the majority of thofe who are bound to ffcrye him, there never would have been peace with France, until you had reftored to us all you have taken through treacherous caufes, as is known to God, and to all who will fearch into the bufinefs. • But, fince my lord inclines to peace, you are in the right to prefs it forward ; if is juft that we fhould alfo approye of it, and fince peace ' is fo much wifhed for are we herç afftmbled : let it, howçver, be will kept on your Ude, as it fhall be on ours/ On fayipg this, the duke of Glocefter went away. Robert PHermite, *t the fame jtime, took h\s leave, and returned to Ml ççuntrytaen, • I will pôf protraijfc the ifubjèft 104


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