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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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tu . the king of France, but without the pomp or ftatc of a legate, arrived at Paris, with the confent of the; king, who liftened to his arguments' and fer* mons with pleafure. The legate from Avignop, a ftibtle and eloquent clerk, was heard alfo by the king and his court : thofe attached to the pope at Avignon took good care to pufh him forward, .and? contrived that he fhould have audiences oftepé , It was the opinion of the council, but it.tya* not without great difficulty the univcrfity, qf Pfir\? iubferibed to this opinion, that it would be a wif$ and prudent meafure, if means could be fopnd to make the rival popes refign their dignities, :as.wcljj as all the cardinals,'and, then fçleét the moft learned, and prudent among the clergy, fnom theerpgii^ of Germany, • France, s iw| of her,. çountrie^wJiQ, fhould form a general council^ #nd then,, jvgj£tfi£ favour or affeâfiop tq ^jrçjf party,. reftore the church. to its formeç amity,' c^fciplinerand ftabi.lity. They declared they ûw no other-way of d^ftroy^g the fchifm y for the hearts of different lords, were fo fwollen with grid^ each w?uld fupport his qwn parity* , . • . . • • . ., . • • . This idea, which was prppofed in the prefençe of the king, and the; dukes of Orleans and Bur-gundy, in council, was approved of $ and the king; having agreed to it, faid he would cheerfully write" on the fubjeâ: to the kings of Germany, Bohemia, • Hungary and England * that he thought he could* depend on the kings of Caftille, Navarre, Arragon, Sicily,- Naples and • Scotland,; obeying * whatever . pope he fhould acknowledge* In confequenee of I a this


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