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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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died Boniface, to the great regret of many lords, particularly the duke of Orleans, by whom he was much cftecmed. He had been a favourite with the late lord de Coucy, who had brought, him from Lombardy to France. ^ The proceffion at length arrived at the hotel de Saint Pol, where the king was waiting : he re-ceived very kindly his coufin the earl of Derby, who, having been well educated, behaved fo agree-ably to the king, that he was much liked, and, in token of his favour, the king gave him his order to wear. The earl accepted it with plea-fure, and returned his thanks. I cannot pretend to fay all that pafTcd between'them, but the meet-ing fecmed to their mutual fatisfa&ion; When wine and fpices. had been ferved, the carl took leave of the king, and waited on the queen, who refided in other apartments of the fame palace. He ftaid there fome time, for the queen entertained him handfomely. On taking leave, he went to the court and mounted his horfe, and was efcortcd to his hôtel by the lords of France, where he flipped that night with his own people. Such was his reception at Paris : there were many grand entertainments made to amufe him, and that he might think the lefs on his banifhment from his oWn country, which was very difpleafing to the French lords. [In fpite of all their kind endeavours, he at times was very melancholy, and npt without reafon, on being thus fcparated from hjs family. He was impatient to return, and much vexed that for fuch a frivolous caufe he •fliould 64


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