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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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The count d'Oftrevant refided in Quefnoy at the time fuch conventions were held, and was in-formed what his knights and fquires faid. This -made him the more willing to accompany his brother-in-law, having before had fuch intentions. Whenever the fubjeâ was mentioned in his pre-fence, he diffembled his real thoughts, by faying little about it, meaning to confult his lord and father, duke Albert of Bavaria, count of Hainault, how he would advife him to aft. It was not many days before he fet out to vifit the duke and duchefs of Bavaria at the Haguei where they lived. He addreffed his father,—r My lord, it is currendy reported that my brother-in-îaw of Nevers has undertaken an expedition to Hungary, and thence to Turkey, againft the fultan Bajazct. There myft be grand deeds of arms performed i and at this moment I am perfeâly idle, knowing not whither to bear arms : I wifh to lçarn ^our intentions, if it would be agreeable to yoy that I fhould accompany my brother-in-law on this honourable expedition, with one hundred of our chivalry. My lord and lady of Burgundy will thank xnt for fo doing; and there are many knights an4 fquires in Hainault who will eagerly go with me.' Duke Albert replied, like one who had well weighed the fubjeft,—c William, fince thou haft to great a defire tp travel, and to feek for deeds of arms in Hungary and Turkey, againft a people and country who have never done us any wrpng, it muft be caufed by vainglory alone, for thou haft not 214


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