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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.12

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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.12
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and, with the lofles you all fuffercd at the dif-aftrous. battle of Nicopoli, will have made it dif-ficult to you to procure a fufficiency for yotir ran-fbms. Our fovercîgn, therefore, dear fir, ferders us to make you his excufes for not offering you, On this occafioft, his affiftance : if it were in his power, he would moft cheerfully do it, for he copceives and declares he is bound to aid you, from his connexion with you by blood and other eaufes i were it not that he and his fubje&s have, had fuch lofifes by the l^te defeat, that you* who are a pcrfon of great upderttancMhg,. wi$ readily believe, and know the itnpoffibility Of his giving àny sud at this prefent moment.' The revenues of Hungary are ruined for thii *nd ttie enfuîng year* but whenever fhey are recovered^ ami the ufiial payments made, that he may be enabled to fliew his of|ers are $ot mere empty words* he will affuredly come handfomely Jonj^rid to, yolir fcrvice. * € That you may believe our ny^-recloubted fovercign and your coufin k in earneft, we muft acquaint you that he has ordered w to offer for fale to the rulers of Venice, the rents he receives from this town, which amount to feven thoufand ducats yearly ; and that whatever thefe may pro-duce you are to difpofe of as if it were your own ; and for which we will fign receipts to the Venetians, having full authority fo to do/ The fpeech of the ambaffadors from the king of Hungary was very agreeable to the French lords. They anfaered by the lord de Rochefqçt, who,


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