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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 162



heir to the throne ; but his love was fo ftrong for his fon, the prince of Wales, nothing could make him alter his purpofe, but that you muft be king. If you had followed the example of the prince, or attended to the advice of his counfellors, like a good fon, who fhould be anxious to tread in the fteps of a father, you might ftill have been king ; but you have always a&ed fo contrary, as to oc-cafion the rumour to be generally believed throughout England and, elfe where, that you are not the fon of the prince o( Wales, but of a prieft or canon; € I have heard feveral knights, who wetVof the houfehold of my uncle the prince, declare, that he was jealous of the princefs's conduit. She was coufin-german to king Edward, who began to diflike her for not having children by his fon, fince he had, by her former marriage with fir Thomas Holland, ftood god-father to two fons. She knew well hpw to keep the prince in her chains, having, through fubtlety, enticed him to marry i but, fearful of being divorced by his father, for want of heirs, and that the prince would marry again, it was faid fhe got connected with fome one, by whom fhe had yothand another fon, who died in his infancy, and no judgment can be formed of his charadcr : but you, from your manners and mode of a&ing, fo contrary to the gailaqtry and prowéfs of the prince, are thought to be the fon of a prieft or canon ; for, at the time of your birth, there were many young mi 155 ;


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