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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 61



The king, on hearing thefe words, changed cor lour (for they nad boldly fpoken out, and cer* talnly what they had faidcould not be contradi&cd), turned afide and leant on a window, where he mufed a confiderable time. He then turned to thofe who had addreflcd him, namely, thç archbifbop of York, the earls of Huntingdon and Salisbury, and three other knights of his chamber, and faid,— f I havç attentively heard every thing you have advifcd, and fhould be blame-worthy if I followed not your council : confider, therefore, how yorç would have me aft/ € Sire/ replied their fpokefman, c what yrt havct been talking of is matter of great danger, Yon fnuft difTemble you refcntments, and put an encl to this bufinefs if yoq wifh for peace and to pre-serve your honour. Ypu ought to pay more re-fpeft to the general opinion of your realty than to the idle talk of two knights. It is believed throughout England that the lord marfhal behaved himfelf very ill, and, by flirting up many things that were better, forgotten, is defirous to pick a quarrel with the earl of Pcrby, raife the? people, and throw all things into çonfufipn. He inuft therefore fuffer for fo 'doing, and the earl of* j)erby be acquitted. We hare confidered the matter in every point. of view, and adyife that, before they, arm or make further preparations,' you fend them yopr commands to appcir before you, and to abide by whatever you determine be-tween them. You will therefore give judgment, th^t, within fifteen days, the ' earl marfhal quit England,, • 54


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