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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 127



CHAP, XIX. THE lARt OF DERBY TAKES LEAVÇ OF THE KINO AND LORDS OF FRANCE, TO VISIT HIS COUSIN THE PUKE OF BRITTANY, hearing his council thus boldly declare their opinion, and he faid,—c I will do whatever you advife, for I have called you together to havç your counfel.' They unanimoufly anfwered,4 You fay well; and we will advife you, according to circumftances, to the beftof our power.' After this, they carried on their bufinefs fo very fccretly that none of the houfehold but thofç immediately concerned knew any thing of what was going for-ward. They consulted how they could crqfs the fea before any news of their intention fliould reach England, and whether to travel through Hainault and Holland, and embark at Dordrecht, or to go to Brittany under pretence of vifiting the duke, fail from one of his ports, and land at Plymouth or any other place whither God might pleafe to fend them. Every thing confidered, they thought the road through Brittany the eafieft accomplifhed $ and they advifcd the earl, faying,—c My lord, yoij will take leave of the king of France, his brother and uncles, and thank them warmly for the affec-tion ^nd courtefy they hjive (hewn you. After this, 120


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