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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 287



When the duke of Burgundy faw this,, he faid to his council,—c We (hall never fucceed until we gain over this duke • of Glocefter : as long as he lives, there will not be any folid peace with England, for he will ever find fome caufe of Quar-rel, and afenew the hatred of the people of both countries : his whole thoughts are on this fubjeft j and were k not for the amiable qualities of the king of England, which we hope may produce in time more favourable effefts, in good truth he fhould never have our coufin as his wife/ After the .duchefs of Burgundy, the countefs of Nevers, the countefs of Saint Pol, and the lords and ladies of France, had, as you have. heard, magnificently entertained the Englifh lords and ladies, (at which time it was determined when and where the two kings fhould meet, and the king cf England receive his wife) the company took leave of each other, and the two dukes, with their duchefTes and children, returned with the other barons and knights to Calais, ^and related to king Richard how grandly they had been re-ceived, and the rich prefents that had been made them. . • . Their praifes pleafed the king ;. for he was de-lighted whenever he heard the king of France or the French well fpoken of, fo much was he already enamoured with them, on account of the king's daughter whom he was to marry. Shortly after this, the king of France, accom-r panied by the duke of Brittany, came ' to Saint Omer, and was lodged in the abbey of Saint Berlin : • "283 . '


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