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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 204



and fay boldly that I have fent thee to fpeak with my coefm fir Oliver de Cliflbn. Thou wilt be in-troduced to him : • faiutc him-from me : if he re-turn the fadute, give him this letter, and bring me back his anfwerj but on thy life tell no man, wo-man or child whither thou art going, nor who has fent thee.' ' - The varlet, having promifed obedience/ fet out, and on his krrival at chateau-Joflelin, the guard was gready furprifed when they heard that the duke of Brittany had fent him to fpeak with their lord. Neverthelefs, they informed fir Oliver of his coming, who ordered him into his ,prefcnce : on his entrance, he delivered his meflage and the letter. The lord de Cliflbn examined the private fignet of the duke, which he knew well, opened the letted, and read it two or three times over, and was much aftonifhed, during the perufal, at the af-feftionate and friendly terms it was written in. After mufing fome time, he told the varlet he would confider his anfwer, and ordered himrto be conduced to an apartment by himfelf. The attendants Sf the lord de Cliflbn were con-founded at what they faw and heard*, for never be-fore had any one come from the duke of Brittany who had not been inftandy put to death, or con-fined in the deepeft dungeon. When fir Oliver had retired to his chamber, his thoughts were oc-cupied with the contents of the letter, and hit hatred to the duke was extinguiihed, from the fub-miifive and atfc&ionate manner in which he had written 186


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