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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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loi our coufin to a traitor/ The earl inftantljf changed colour on hearing this expreffion, and faid,-^rf Sir* 1 am in the prcfence of my lord th* king, and ipuft interrupt your fpeech, to anfwefr the exprefiion you have ufèd. I never was nor eve* thought of being a traitor ; and if any one dare to charge me with treafon, I atn ready ta anfwer |iim now, or at whatever time it may pleafe thé king to appoint/ Nox coufin/ fitid the king € I do not believe you will find any man \r\ France that will challenge your honour. The exprçfïion mf uncle has ufed cqipca from England* The çarl of Derby caft himjelf on his kn&*x jmd replied, r My lord, I w#lingly believe you : may God preferve all mf friends, and confound mine enemies !*• The king made- the earl rife, «nd faidx-^r Earl^ be appeafed : all this matter will end well ; and? when you fhall be on good terms with every one, we can then talk of marriage. But it will be firft necefl^ry that you have pof-{fcfiion of your duchy of Laftcafter * for it is the cufton? of France^ and of many countries on this fide the fta* that; when a lord marries with the confent of hiç loçd paramount, ihould he have one, hç fettles. ^ dower on his wife/ Upon this, wine ap4 fpices were brought : the cdnvérfation çnded y and, when the king retired to his clofct, every ofie went away. The earl of Derby, oh his returh. to the hotel de Cliflbn, was bittetly enraged,, and not without reafon, to be accufed of treafon, when he thought ^ fcimfelf one of the mod loyal knights in the uni-% H 3 verfe,


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