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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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They faid,—€ The king of England muft fear : very much the carl of Derby, from circumftances* that we arc ignorant of, and that have not been made public. We ought to be more attached to him than to the earl of Derby, from his connec-tion with us by marriage ; and, as we have been informed he will be greatly difpleafed if we pro-ceed in the marriage of the earl of Derby with the countefs d'Eu, we muft break it off. We have only to conceal what we have heard from England until the carl of Salifbury be returned/ The king and his council adopted this refolu-tion. When the earl of Salifbury had completed the^ bufinefs he had been fent on to Paris, he took leave of the king and his lords, and departed. The king, however, fhewed he was more dif-pleafed than otherwife at the intelligence he had brought, and returned to the earl his credential letters, refufing to accept of them, from his par-tiality to the earl of Derby. This laft knew of the earl of Salifbury bçing at Paris, but they never faw each other § and the earl of Salifbury returned to Calais without fpeaking to the earl of Derby, and thence to England to report the fuccefs of his miflion. The earl of Derby was much difpleafed that the earl of Salifbury fhould leave Paris without feeing him, and augured from it nothing favour-able. His council were of the fame opinion, and faid to him,—c My lord,' you will foon perceive fuch things as you little dream of, although they are as H a yet 99


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