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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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itfter is violently agatnft it, and ht leads the Lon-doners as he wills, and may attempt to ftir «p. a rebellion in the country, and raife the people againft me. Now, confider, the danger I fhould run if there were a fécond rebellion, headed by the duke of Glocefter and other great barons and knights who are, as I know, of his way of think-ing. I am puzzled how to aft, for my uncle of Glocefter is of fo refcrved a nature, no one knows his real thoughts/ ' My lord/ anfwered the count de St. Pol,( you muft gain him over by fair and kind fpeeçhes. Make him handfôme prefents, and, - fhould he demand any thing, however unreafonable, grant it him inftandy. This is the only means to gain him ; and, if you continue fuch cooduéfc until your marriage be completed, your queen brought hi-ther, and all affairs concluded, you may then fol-low a different method ; for you will be powerful enough to crufh all your enemies or rebellious fub-jeds, as the king of France will at all times be ready to aflift you, and this you may fecurely depend upon.' * In God's name, brother-in-law/ faid the king, € you fpeak to the purpofe, and it fhall be as you advife.' The count de Saint Pol was lodged in London during his ftay in England ; but he had frequent conferences with the king at Eltham, and with the* duke of Lancafter on the fubjeél of the marriage. It had been ordered at Paris, as the count told the king, that the king of France and his uncles would corne fil


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