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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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isr cage. . He never ffequght of the peril h? wastn* but went ftraight forward, and was conduced tq the king. The king, on feeing him, changed co-lour, fis ope wfio knew he* had gready mifcon-duâed frimfelf. The çarl fpoke aloud, without paying any reverence or honour to the king, and afked him, * Havp you broken your fad V The king anfwcredj c If Q : \t is yet early morn : .Why do you aflc V c It is time you fhould breakfaft/ replied the earl^ c fpr you havç a long way tq ride/ f What pad / fipty thç |i«g. c You mirft come to Londoi^'^fwered thf ear}* f and I ad-vife that you eat and drink heartily, to perform the journey more gaily/ The kqg wan now wry me-lancholy, and frightened at thefe ifofds ; he ikid, • I am not as yet buçgry, nor have I any defirt to eat/ The knights, defirous to flatter the ear| of Derby, (perceiving things were talcing a fcrious turn) faid4 f Sire, have confidence ip mj lord of Lancafter, your coufin, for he can bpt wtfh your good/ f Well,* faid the king, • I ^m willing fo to do : have the tables covered./ They haftencd to obey thefe orders ; and the king wafhed his hands, fcaeed himfelf at table, and was feryed. They afked the earl if he would not be feated^ and cat. He fàid, f no ; for thajt he had brcakfàftçd/ P.uring the time the king was eating (which was not long, for his heart was too much opprefled to eat) the whole Country was covered with men at arms and archers, who could be _ plainly feen from the windows of the caftle. 3*hc king, on fifing, from table, perceived thera,


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