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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 135



wretched ftate by the mifcrabk councils of Richard of Bordeaux, but he is moft blameable himfelf; for a king, to fucceed in the good go-vernment of his kingdom, fhould have fenfe and .difcretion enough to diftinguifh between good and evil, otherwife he is unfit to wear a crown ; but this Richard has, in many rcfpecb, aftcd wrong from defign as {hall be proved againft him/ Such were the greetings the earl of Derby had on his approach to London. The mayor of Lon-• don rode by the fide of the earl, to the delight of the people, who were pleafed to fee how kindly they were received. The mayor faid, c See, my lord, how much the people arc rejoiced at your arrival.' € It is very true/ replied the earl. As he advanced, he bowed his head to the right and left, and noticed all comers with kindoefs. Jn this ftate they arrived in London, when the earl was efcorted to his houfC; and every one re-tired to his own until he had dined. Then the mayor, the chief magiftrates of London, and many barons, knights, bifhops, abbots, at the time in town, came to fee the earl and congratulate him. The duchefs of Glocefter and her two daughters, who were his coufins german, waited likewife on him i but their brother Humphrey was with the king on his expedition to Ireland, more through conftraint than love. With thefe ladies came the countefs of Arundel and fome of her children, as ' '. did !£8


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