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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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and fuppofehe will-make peace between .you and, your people.* The king confented to this propofal, and faid*. 1 Go to him : have the gates opened that he and eleven more may enter.* Two knights then left the Jung, and, croifing the court of the cattle* came to the gate, and had the wicket opened. Having palled it, they bowed to the earl of Derby and to his knights, addreffing thçm in courteous language j for they felt they had no force to refift them, and that they were hated by the Londoners. Thçy wilhed therefore to accommodate matters by fair fpeeches and outward appearances. They faid tp $e eqrl»f My lord, what is your pleafurc ? The king Is at nfafs, and has fent us hither to fpealj with you/ 9 I will telf you,* anfwered the carl. 4 You know that I ought fia h§ve poflcflion of the duchy of Lancaftej- : I m comç partly on that account, and on foo^e other bufinefs I with to fpeak of to the king.* « My lord/ replied they, ' you are welcome : the* king frill fee ancj hear you with pleafurc, and has {olçl us that you and eleven more may enter the cjdile.* The carl faid if pleafed him j and he and eleven Qtfccrs paffed the wickeç, which was inftantly fhut on the others whq remained without. Confider the great rifk arid dagger the earl of Derby ran, for they could M eafily have flairç him, when in the cattle, (which they ihould have donc, right or wrong) and his companions, as birds in a -\ . • » ' * «age.


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