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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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carl ôf Salifbury, the krchbtQiop ôf Canterbury, the archbiftiop of Dublin his confeflbr, fir Tho-mas Percy, fir William Lifle, fir Richard Credo©/ fir John Golofre, and feveral more, all knights of the king's chamber. The citizens remonftrated temperately with the king : told him the caufe ôf their coming, not in a haughty or harlh manner, but with courteous fpeech, _ and repeated to him the reports which were fo current throughout England. * ( . • The king was greatly aftonilhed at hearing them, and was much afleded, though he diflembled his feelings. He appeafed the citizens, by declaring there was not one word of truth in all the rumours that were fo induftrioufly circulated : that the count de Saint Pol had come hither to amufe himfelf, and that the king of France had alfo fent him, out of his afFeâion to the king and queen of England, to fee them ; but he fwore, as God might help, him, and on the faith he owed the crown of Eng-land, that no treaty of any fort had ever been mentioned, and he was aftonifhed whence fuch fcandalous reports could have arilen. • When the king had done Ipeaking, the earl of Salifbury addrefied the citizens : f My good peo-ple of London withdraw to your homes, and be allured that the king and his council wifh (or no-thing more than the honour and profit of England. Thofe who have bufily faid the contrary have been ill advifed, and plainly (hew they would with plea-fure ' fee the country in trouble, and the people in rebellion againft their king. This you ought * VeL. XI. ' A a par- I5S


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