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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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bands- and friends, efpecially the lady of Coucy'j who refufed all comfort, and bewailed him day and night. The duke of Lorraine and fir Ferri de Lorraine, her brothers, vifited her at Saint Gobin*j where fhe refided, and copfoled her as well as they could. They advifed her to fend into Turkey to gain fome intelligence of him, for they had heard ' he had greater liberty allowed him than the other prifoners. v : . " The lady thanked her brothers for this advice, and inftantly4fent for fir Robert Defnej;, a good and valiant knight of the Cambrefis* She entreated him fo iw&etly, urging him, out of affe&ion to her, to undertake a journey into Turkey, that the knight confented, and engaged to go ' thither and bring back full intelligence of the lord de Coucy, Sir Robert fooh made his preparations, and, accompanied by four others, let out for Hungary. Ii) like manner did other ladies in France fend to inquire after their hulbanda. * The king of Hungary was very bbftinate in his refufal to allow fir John de Chateaumorant to con-tinue his journey to Turkey with the prefcnts from the king of, France to the fultan. ThoUghthis greatly difpleafed fir John and fir Jatnes de Helly, they could not prevail on him to alter his refu-tation; ; It happened that the grand mafter of • Saint Gobin,^-neaf la Fere in Picardy, now lamous for its fine manufaaory of looking gîâffes. ' f Sir Robert De&*. • Six Robert de Sen, MSS. B. M. and ttafoi • . • ' . . . Rhodes 935 .


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