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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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Jus uncle the duke of Glocefter, whom ht cfo-fcribcd as very rough In his manners and rebel-lious in his conduct, and he related to him various inftances of his flights. The count dc Saint Pol, on hearing them, was much furprifed, and replied, c that fuch behaviour ought not longer to be borne; for, my lord/ added he, f if you fuffer him to go on, he will be your ruin. It is currently reported in France, that his only objeft is to break the truce and renew the war between France and England': by little and little he will win the hearts of the more indigent men at arms of the country, who wifh for war rather than peace s and if fuch perfons unite toge-ther, and hostilities commence, the more prudent part of the nation will • not be liftencd to ;. for where wickednefs and obftinancy govern, wiftlom and common fenfe are not heard. Take your pre-cautions beforehand s for it is better you make your enemfes afraid of you, than that you ihould fear them.' Thefe words of the count made a deep imprcf-lion on the king's mind -, and, as he was continually thinking on them, he renewed the fubjeâ: with the earl of Huntingdon, on the count de Saint Pol's return to France. TJie earl replied, f My lord, our brother-in-law Saint Pol has told you the real truth, and I would advife you to take meafures ac-cordingly.* . • I was informed, that about a moighi&rdtede? parture of the count de Saint Poljfepm EngjUnd, the king became exceedingly unpopular: it wat . - ru- • • 351


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