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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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êê never to be, but to acquit myfelf befote you and all the world/ The king, fudng h» eyes on him, afked,c -Earl marfhàl, what is your meaning in faying thus ? We will know it/ * Very dear lord/ replied the carl, c as I have declared, I will not keep any fecret from you : order die earl of Derby to come to your prefence, and I will fpeak out/ The earl of Derby was tailed for, and the king made the earl marfhal rife, for he addreffed him on his knees. On the earl of Derby'* arrival, who thought no-harm, the earl marflial fpôke m follows: € Earl of Derby, I charge you with having thought and fpoke difrefpcdfolly again! your natural lord the king of England, when you laid he was unworthy to hold his crown : that with-out law or juftice, or confuting his council, he dif* turbed 'the realm ; and that, without any Ihadow of reafon, he banifhed thofe valiant men from his kingdom who ought to be its defenders, for all of which I prefent my glove, and fhall prove, my body againft yours, that you are a falfe and wicked traitor/ The earl of Derby was confounded at this ad-drefs, and retired a few paces, without demanding from the duke his father, or any of his friend^ how he fhould a&. Having mufed a while, he ad-vanced, with his hood in his hand, towards the king, and faid, c Earl marfhal, I fay that thou ait a falfe and wicked traitor, which I will bodily prove on'thee, and here is my glove/ The


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