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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
page 57



ttHUrc puûèémàj with the Londoners, who waited en hhn, and addrefed him,—c Earl of Derby, make your mind eafy : whatever may be the event of this combat it will turn out to your honour, in fpite of the king and all his minions; Wc know well how things are managed, and what will be the refult of them i tkis accufation has been in-vented by envy, to caufc your baniihment out of the kingdom, where they are aware you are fo gready beloved by all ranks and fetes; and, fhould you be forced to quit Us in forrow, you (hall return in joy, for you are more worthy to rule than Richard of Bordeaux. Whoever may choofe to fearch the matter to the bottom, to dif-cover the real origin of you both, will foon fet that you have a greater right to the crown of England than he who wears it, although we havt paid him homage, and acknowledged him for king thefe twenty years s but that was obtained by the entreaties of your grandfather* king Edward of happy memory, who was fuipicioUs of what we hint, and feared the confequences. There was once a ferious difpute on this fubjeft between king Edward and your grandfather by your mother*! fide, duke Henry ofLancafter, but the great lords interfered and made up matters between them. King Edward wt*s valiant and fuccefsful in all his cnterprifes, and had gained thp love of his fub-je&s high and low. Your grandfather of Lancaf* ter only required from the king twhat was juft, and ferved him and his kingdom fo loyally, that bis conduft deferved the commendation of alh Every


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