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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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toy dear lord, and you my very dear lady, you may readily excufe me from this weight, and lay it on the lord Philip d'Artois, conftablc of France, and on the count de la Marche -, for they are nearly related to him, and intend to form a part of the expedition.' The duke anfwered,—c Lord de Coucy, you have ieen much more than çithçr of them, ap| know more of war than our coufins of Eu and de la Marche ; and we entreat you to comply with our requeft.' * My lord,' faid the lord de Coucy, f your words are commands ; and I will do as you reqyire, fincc it-is your pleafure, with the aid of fir Guy de la Trimouille, his brother fir William, and fir John de Vienne admiral of France.' The duke and duchefs were well pleafcd with this anfwer. The lords of France made vaft preparations for their expedition to Hungary, and folicited the company and fervice of different barons, knights and fquires. Such as were not afked, and had a wifh to go thither, made application to the count d'Eu, conftablc of France, the count de la Marche or the lord de Coucy, that they would take them in their company. Some were accepted : but thofe who were not, confidering the great diftance Hun-gary and Turkey were from France, ^ready cooled in their ardour i for, as they were not retained, they were not fufficiently wealthy to perform the journey with credit to themfelves. P 2 Nothing ill


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