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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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• ^ 18f fray oppofe or delay the bleffings of peace will feverely bç punifhed in this life for fo doing.' % f How do you know that ?' faid the duke of Glocefter. * Dear lord/ anfwered Robert, * all I fay comes from divine infpiration, and was given nîe in % vifion as I was returning by fea from Baruth in Syria towards the ifland of Rhodes.1 " He then re-lated fully a|l he had feen and heard in this vifion, the more effectually to move the heart of the duke of Glocefter to liften to terms of peace. But the heart of the duke was hardened againft peace, and he always returned to his former opinions, holding in contempt, by his words, the French in all e fhings, notwithftanding what Robert had faid to him : however, as he was a foreigner, and feemed eager to do good, and knowing be fide that the king of England wanted to conclude a peace, he difTembled his real fentiments as much as he could, and turned the converfation to other fub- Robert the hermit ftaid two days and as ma ' nights at Plefhy with the duke and duchefs of Glocefter and their children, who, in outward ap-. pearance, made him very welcome. On the third day, he took leave of them, and departed for London ; and went thence to Windfor, where the king then refided. He was handfomely enter-tained at Windfor, as well in honour to the king pf France, who had fent him, as on account of his eloquence and good manners. It may be fuppofed that the king of England inquired of


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