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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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ffc'ndy, but all agreeing as to tîie Complete over-throw of the Hungarians and theif alites. : • The king of France was very much vfcjted on hearing fuch melancholy news talked of, for there; Were too many of his relations implicated in the lofs; bcfides other excellent knights and fquires of France. He therefore forbade any thing to be faid on the fubjeft, until he fhould recfcive;more pofi-tfve information, ttf confirm the tnith' of falfehood. of thefe reports ; and thofe who had divulged fuch rièWs, laying they 'J were; come from Turkey and Hungary,'Were àrréfted, ' and confined in' die Châ-' tfcfet of* Paris. ' Thtf confifted of great numbers, aAft were told, that È what they had faid fhould be fbWrid falfe, orders had beeh given for aH of them tft'be df owned ; for the king was vety wroth they fholild have publifhed fuch difaftrous news. ' _ 3âït happened that, on Chriftmas -day about noon, fir James de Hèlly arrived in Paris, and the mo-merit he had difmounted at his inn, he inquired where the king was/ They told him at the hôtel de Saint Pol, on thé banks of the Seine, whither he went. There was with the king this day, as is ufual on fuch folemh feftivals, the duke of Or-leans, thé dukes of Berry, Burgundy, and.Bour-bon, the' count de Saint Pol, and many of the no-bility! Sir James 'de Hèlly' entered the hôtel in thé Tame drefs he had rode in, booted amd fpurred, fb that he was not'known'; for he had; for a long time, been féeking £dverihires in foreign parts, in preference to living1 with his relations andfrifends. By fair fpeeches he got at Iaft to the king's apart-**• " 1 v ment,


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