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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 107



yet lié from you. The .French are 4 clofc and fpbtle people : perhaps the king of England and his minions ire vexed that the king of France and his court fhew you fuch honour and affc&ion : perhaps alfo it may be rumoured in England that you propofe marrying the lady Mary of Berry, and king Richard, to whom this intelligence will not be agreeable, has fent over to have it broken off: fhould that be the cafe, you will fpcedily hear ejf it.* Thus, as the knights and council of the carl of Derby had fuppofed matters were, did they turn out. About a month after the departure of the earl of Salifbury, the commifHoners from the earl of Derby renewed the matter of the marriage with the l*dy Mary of Berry : but thofe on the part of the duke replied,—c Tell my. lord of Derby, than when he is in the prefence of the king and his brother die duke of Orleans, he may pro-pofe this bufinefs himfelf i for we cannot fay more • on the fubjeâ, fince it is not agreeable to our employers that we longer interfere in it.* Thefe words were repeated to the earl of Derby* ^ho fufpeded nothing more was meant by it than to haften the marriage s for the king of France and his lords had fhewn outwardly as much ea-' gernefs for the matelas ever. He remembered what had, been told him, and at a proper opportunity, when the king and his lords were together, renewed his propofkl of marriage. The duke of Burgundy* having been charged with the anfwer, replied* * Coufin of, Derby, we cannot think of narryin& our 100


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