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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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*pho in the name of all, (M, * thtt they very fcnlblc of -this mark of kindnefi from the king of Hungary, who, to oblige his onin the count de Never*, offered m fell his inheritance to aid them s that this mi not m offer to be refufed, nor the fitendfhip mid cdurteiy forgotten; that tile count defined to bttft a little time to eonfider of his anfwer to the king/ This was agreed to$ and, within a few days, the ambaffadors weir told by the count: de Nevefs, * that it would be very unbecoming him to pledge or fcl the inheritance of another ; hut that, if h were agreeable to them who had fuch powers, to prevail on the Venetians to advance, att the ferti-lity of thefc rents, a fufficieftt fum for the cotfflt de Nevers* daily ettpenfes, and to enable him to acquit htmfeif of the thirty thottfaitd ffôffris the £rand' prior of Aquitaftie half fent htm with to much geherofity in the jfiand of Rhodes, he fhould confidcr it as a great favour, and moft kindly thank the king of Hungary and his council for fb doing.* ' " The ambafJWors cheerfully promifed to make the propbfal to the Venetians. When the Vene-tians he'ardit/ they coldly replied they would deli-berately confider of the matter, and demanded fif-teen days to weigh their determination. When thefe were expired* they anfwered (as I was told by one who heard it),€ that if the king of Hun-gary were difpofed to fell his whole kingdom, the Venetians would willingly make the purchafe, and pay the money down * but as for fuch a trifle as . ' ' ' % feven 15


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