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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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be filent, afraid of what might befal them, wha were, nevcrtheiefs, much diffatisfied. At this time, a converfation pafftd between the earl of Derby and the earl marfhal, in which the ftate ,of the king and the counfellors whom he trufted became the fubjeft of difcuffion. The carl marfhal caught at the following words the other had made ufe o£ with a good intent, think-ing they would never have been mentioned again, for they were neither arrogant nor traiterous : • Holy Mary ! fair coufin, what does the king next intend to do ? Will he drive all the nobles out of England ? There will; foon be none left ; and he plainly fhews he is not defirous to add to the honour of his realmV* The earl marfhal made no reply, but treafured this fpeech in his mind, as he confidered it very impertinent, in regard to the king, and thought within himfelf that the earl of Derby was well in-clined to excite troubles in England, for he was xnarvelloufly beloved by the Londoners: He therefore determined (for the devil entered his brain, and what has been ordained to happen muft come to pais) to report this fpeech in the pre-sence oC the king and his nobility. Soon after this converfation, the earl marfhal, to flatter and gain favour with the king, faid,— £c My lord, all your enemies and ill-wHhers are not dead, nor out of the kingdom/ The king changed colour, and replied, € How, coufin, do you know this ?' I know it well,' anfwered the carl marfhal : c for the moment, I will not fay more s m


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