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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
page 192



my country. AU that in a former peace was agreed upon with the king my father, and my brother the jprince of Wales, and confirmed by the oath of king John, for himfelf and fucceflbrs, under penalty . of excommunication by the pope, has not been kept, and their oaths are of no value. The French "have fraudulently broken the articles of this peace, and have even taken pofleffion, by treachery and force, of thofe lands, caftles and towns, that were given up at the peace to our late king and father, and to his fucceflbrs. Befides, of the three mil-lions ôf francs which were to be paid as the ran-fom of king John, fix hundred thoufand are yet unpaid. c Thefe rfïàtters, Robert, being fo frefh in our memory, trouble us greatly, and make us cau-tious ; and we wonder (I fpeak not only of myfeif but of others who have a right to interfere in'the government) how our king fhould be fo thought-lefs that he does not compare paft times with the prefent ; and how • he can think of uniting himfelf with his enemies, and thereby difin-hériting the crown of England _ of all future ad-vantage.' c bear lord/ replied Robert, c our LORD JESUS CHRIST fufFered on the crofs for usfînnérs ; but he forgave, at his death, thofe who had cru-cified him. It is neceflary, therefore, that #e in like manner forgive our enemies, if we exped to be admitted to the glories of paradife. All hatred,, malice and ill will were put an end to, and mutu-ally _ 184


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