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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 74



m . ptttoti who rcfidcs at Avignon, and ftilcs himfi&f • pàpt Benediâ:, whom the king of France and his nation have acknowledged, muft firft refign all claims to the papacy -, and that then you will cheerfully attend a general council, wherever the above-named kings fhall appoint, and bring your brother-cardinals with you/ This advice was very agreeable to Boniface* Who replied, in conformity to it, but in more gc* neral terms, to the bifhop of Cambray, who ac-quitted himfelf honourably in the bufkefs he had been fent upon. When the Romans heard that the emperor and the king of France had written to the pope to. refign his dignity, great were the murmuring! throughout the city $ for the Romans were fearful they fhould lofe the holy fee, which was of in-finite confequencc to them and profit, from the general pardons that were perfonally fought for, and which obliged fuch multitudes to vifit Rome. The jubilee was foon to take place, for which they had made great preparations ; and they were tmeafy left they might have incurred thefe cxpenfes for nothing. The principal inhabitants of Rome waited on the pope, and fhewed him greater love than ever, faying ; € Holy father, you are the true pope : re-main in the inheritance and patrimony of the church, which belonged to St. Peter, and let no one advife you to do otherwife. Whoever may be againft you, we will always continue your ftcady friends,^ and expend our lives and fortunes in the defence of your right/ F 2 Pope


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