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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 366



sa • tad, and all through your negligence and want of courage : that you have been afraid of your ene-mies, and not followed up the advantages you had in the juftice of this quarrel, which you ftill have as well as your anceftors, who immediately have preceded you, fuch' as your lord and father the prince of Wales, and the good king Edward, who both took ftich pains to augment the glory of the crown. Dear fire, the Londoners fay, as indeed do numbers of others .(which it behoves us not to conceal longer from you) that a day (hall come when you will be reminded of theft thiAgs to your eoft.' King Richard treafured up aH thefe fpeeches in his mind, and pondered over them continually: Shortly after the departure of his two uncles of Lancafter and York, he fiimmoaod «p pions cou-rage than ufual, and faid to himfeIC that it Would be better he iiould deftroy than be feftroyed, and, that, within a fcorttime, he would hold Ms uncle of Glocefter fo fccurely, he Ihould be incapable of in-juring him. As he could not accomplish this alone, he opened himfelf to thofe moft in Iris con-fidence. It was to the earl marlhal, who was his coufm, and alfo earl of Nottingham, that he Afcovered his mtmtion, and, moft minutely gave Mm his m dm how be was to aft. The earl mtrffial, from the forows he had received, loved the kingpin pre-fctmot to the duke ©C Glocefter, and kept die ft-e*et he had been entrofted with from M but fuch m ht wàs fojpeei to employ, as ht eouM not do die whole


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