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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 78



and obferved how Benedict fhould anfwer and cçnduft himfelf. As foon as the bifhop of Cam-bray had taken fome refrelhments and changed his drefs, he waited on the pope in his palace. He made him, when in his prefence, the proper obeifances, but not fo reverendy as if he and all the world acknowledged him for the true pope, although he had given him the bifhoprick of Cambray* through the recommendation of the lords in France. The bifhop, being well verfed in Latin and French, made an eloquent harangue, to explain the object of his million from the emperor and the king of France. When the pope heard that it was the intention of thefe two monarchs that he as well as pope Boniface fhould refign their dig-nities, he frequendy changed colour, and, raifing his voice, faid,—c I have laboured hard for the good of the church, and have been duly elcded pope, yet now my refignation is fought : this I will never confent to as long as I live i and I wifh the*king of France to know that I fhall not pay any attention to his regulations, but will keep my name and dignity until death/ c Sire/ anfwered the bifhop of Cambray, € I always thought you, under reverence, more pru-dent than I find you really are. Fix a day for the meeting of your cardinals, to confult with them on your anfwer -, for, unlefs they agree with you, your oppofition will be in vain againft them and againft the powers of Germany and France/ F 4 Upon • '71


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