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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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die here a natural death, for to die a di%racefut one makes us fhudder.* King Richard^ on hearing them thus tqJQc,. wepf bitterly, wrung his hands, and curfed the hour he had been hprn, when- his end was fo nù&rablç. Thofe arQun4 liim pitied his diftrefs-, and com-forted him as wel| as they were able. One of his knights faid—c Sire, you muft not be too much caft down. We fee, as well as you," that this world is nothing, and ftiat the ficklcnefs of for-tune is wonderful, fparing neither princes nor poor perfons. The Jcing of France,, whofc daughter you have married, cannot at this moment affift you, for he is too far off. If you can, by dif-fcmbfing, efcape from this peril^ and fevc yqur life and ours, you will aft "well y and, within a year or two, your fortune may change. * f What would you have me do ?' replied the king, c for there is nothing I yfiU not attempt to fave us.* * Sire, we tell you for a trut^, that from every appearance, the Londoners want to crown your coufin of Lancafter their king ; and with this in-tent they fent for him from France, and have aided him in all his exploits. Now it is impoffible, that fo long as you fhall be alive, this coronation can take place without your confent. Suppofe, therefore, you were to offer your coufin terms, that we might efcape the imminent danger we are in, and that you fend to fpeak with him on bufinefs. On his coming, treat him affectionately, §nd fay that you fdfh to refign the crown into his hands,


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