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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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with France, and in ftrong opposition to the king md his brother of Lancafter, who were welin-clined to put an end to the war. He knew not well how to begin on this bufinefs, nor what means to "urge to make him change his opinion ; for he had witnefled his violence at Leulinghen, apd knew that a war with France was uppermoft in his thoughts. This, ' however, did not prevent Ro-bert from talking to the duke of Glocefter refpett-ing a peace ; but he found the dukç cold and re-fer ved in his anfwers. He faid, c that he had two elder brothers, of Lancafter and York, and that it was to them fuch affairs ought to be acldrefled, in preference to him j befides, fuppofing he wa$ willing to agree to a peace, perhaps the reft, of the nation would not confent.' i My very dear lord/ replied Robert, € for the love of our LORD JESUS CHRIST do not oppofe peace : you can do a great deal towards forming one ; and you know how much your king and nephew is inclined to it, who, befides, is anxious to ftrengthen the love between the two kingdoms, by a. marriage with the daughter of the king of France.* To this the duke anfwered,—c Robert, although you are at this moment \n high favour, and well jiftened to by the kings and lords of both countries, the matter of peace is of fo much confideration, that perfons of greater weight than you muft in-terfere in it. I repeat to you, what I have fre-quently faid at different places and times, that I {hall never be againft a peace that is honourable to n 4 m Ï83


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