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  • There was a lot at stake.

  • "It's a date," she said, driving home the stake.

  • The more they get to eat, the more offspring they will produce, and some of those offspring will need to stake out new territory.

  • At the moment, it was her honor at stake, not Cade's.

  • There's a life at stake!

  • He said nothing of his visit to Martha's room and busied himself on the stoop taping a "Dean for Sheriff" poster to a wooden stake before adding it to a growing pile.

  • Too much could be at stake for him not to know what went down with Darkyn.

  • What was at stake?

  • There.s so much at stake, and you just … She sighed.

  • "What.s at stake?" he asked, sensing again there was something important she was keeping from him.

  • It was more intense than sparring, and she wondered what was at stake with the simple fight.

  • A stake, I have no stake.

  • Jackson hunted him down, beat him mercilessly, and then threatened to stake him if he ever went near Sarah again.

  • He grieved for years and Sarah worried for a time that he might find someone to stake him.

  • Because they usually tire of living long before they show age and find someone to stake them.

  • Victor has promised I will be the one to stake you.

  • Cassandra sidled up behind him whining, "Victor, you promised I could stake him."

  • Cassandra fled with the others, but not before driving a stake into Jackson.

  • The werewolf jumped to Jackson's body and pulled the stake from his chest with her teeth.

  • Yet there was more at stake here than Brutus.

  • She refused, knowing there was too much at stake for her to dwell in her emotions.

  • The death-dealer smiled faintly.  Rhyn trotted away from him, out of the palace and into the jungle.  He suspected freeing Katie from Death would be easier than freeing Gabe from Death.  There was more at stake for her if she lost Gabe.

  • So, that's when we stake it out and spot Byrne!

  • Dean congrat­ulated him but issued a warning against getting too bold with char­acters who would burn their mother at a stake just to light their cigars.

  • Because after we're married, it will be too late for him to try to stake a claim.

  • She shrugged, forking a stake.

  • There is more at stake here than your brother's life.

  • She didn't like it at all, not when there was so much at stake.

  • You and I both know what's at stake here, he started.

  • Your cousins' lives are at stake.

  • All three of their lives were at stake.

  • After all, the power to control a world was at stake.

  • But there was something else at stake: Ashley.

  • By its enactments, men holding heretical opinions were condemned to the stake, women to be buried alive.

  • The executioners were ceaselessly at work with stake, sword and gibbet.

  • But the main issue of the struggle was not in these details of ecclesiastical government; principles had been at stake far deeper and more widely reaching.

  • Ridley and Latimer were unflinching, and suffered bravely at the stake on the 16th of October 1555.

  • On the 20th of October 1349 Clement published a bull commanding the bishops and inquisitors to stamp out the growing heresy, and in pursuance of the pope's orders numbers of the sectaries perished at the stake or in the cells of the inquisitors and the episcopal justices.

  • But when the nomadic clans of Israel came to occupy the settled abodes of the agricultural Canaanites who had a stake in the soil which they cultivated, these conditions evidently reacted on their religion.

  • It was always patent that what he was chiefly concerned with was the substance and the life of Christian truth, and that his whole energies were employed in this inquiry because his whole heart was engaged in the truths and facts which were at stake.

  • The famous story of Herodotus, that the conqueror condemned Croesus to the stake, from which he was saved by the intervention of the gods, is quite inconsistent with the Persian religion.

  • He supported the North in the American crisis of 1862, using all his strength to explain what has since been universally recognized as the issue really at stake in the struggle, the abolition of slavery.

  • He was not cast in a heroic mould, and he had no desire to figure at the stake; like Cecil, and Elizabeth herself, he had a great respect for authority, and when his time came he could consistently impose authority on others.

  • He accompanied Servetus to the stake, vainly urging him to a recantation at the last moment.

  • On the 6th of August 1536 he was strangled at the stake and his body afterwards burnt.

  • We owe to his pen curious remarks on English and Swiss customs, valuable notes on the remains of antique art in Rome, and a singularly striking portrait of Jerome of Prague as he appeared before the judges who condemned him to the stake.

  • Dolet, &c. For a time her influence with her brother, to whom she was entirely devoted, and whom she visited when he was imprisoned in Spain, was effectual, but latterly political rather than religious considerations made him discourage Lutheranism, and a fierce persecution was begun against both Protestants and freethinkers, a persecution which drove Des Periers to suicide and brought Dolet to the stake.

  • Diocletian, having been informed of this conduct, sent for him and earnestly remonstrated with him, but, finding him inflexible, ordered him to be bound to a stake and shot to death.

  • consciousness of the differences involved and the issues at stake; and, thanks to the heretical conclusion disclosed by Roscellinus, Realism became established for several centuries as the orthodox philosophical creed.

  • Zapolya, a devout Catholic, is lauded by Archbishop Frangipan in 1533 for arresting the spread of the new doctrines, though he would not allow Martinuzzi to take the extreme step of burning perverts at the stake.

  • The coalition maintained its majority, the Government only obtaining ten seats: but though this time the Diet was allowed to meet, no attempt was made to satisfy Yugoslav aspirations or to solve the real issues at stake between Hungary and Croatia.

  • Though vigorously sought after by the Inquisition he eluded its agents for many years until in 1397 he was seized in Vienna, and burned at the stake as a heretic, together with two of his followers, John and James.

  • the penalty for stealing the Host was the stake; that for other crimes was graded accordingly.

  • Among the rectors of Hadleigh several notable names appear, such as Rowland Taylor, the martyr, who was burned at the stake outside the town in 1 555, and Hugh James Rose, during whose tenancy of the rectory an initiatory meeting of the leaders of the Oxford Movement took place here in 1833.

  • Feudalism is practically extinct among them and with the decline of the Druses, and the great stake they have acquired in agriculture, they have laid aside much of their warlike habit together with their arms. Even their instinct of nationality is being sensibly impaired by their gradual assimilation to the Papal Church, whose agents exercise from Beirut an increasing influence on their ecclesiastical elections and church government.

  • He had been chosen to meet Hamilton in controversy, with a view to convincing him of his errors, but the arguments of the Scottish proto-martyr, and above all the spectacle of his heroism at the stake, impressed Alesius so powerfully that he was entirely won over to the cause of the Reformers.

  • On the 9th of February 1600 he was excommunicated, and on the 17th was burned at the stake.

  • After he had been tied to the stake and the faggots had been piled, he was for the last time urged to recant, but his only reply was: "God is my witness that I have never taught or preached that which false witnesses have testified against me.

  • Not many words are needed to convey a tolerably adequate estimate of the character and work of the "pale thin man in mean attire," who in sickness and poverty thus completed the forty-sixth year of a busy life at the stake.

  • The revolutionary movement throughout Italy was breaking down, but Charles Albert felt that while he possessed an army he could not abandon the Lombards and Venetians, and determined to stake all on a last chance.

  • and the Christian converts were seized and burnt at the stake.

  • The lives of many Europeans were at stake, for anarchy must follow the withdrawal, and it seemed impossible to repudiate the pledges to Toro, or to abandon the Baganda who had fought for the British.

  • There was some heresy in England during the opening decades of the 6th century, survivals of the Lollardy which now and then brought a victim to the stake.

  • When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the faggots would not burn, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew his sword and struck off her head.

  • All the minor powers of Europe were represented, for all felt that their interests were at stake in the coming settlement.

  • Cranmer suffered martyrdom at the stake, as John Rogers had done before him.

  • " perished at the stake in the autumn of 1531, and in January following Latimer was summoned to answer before the bishops in the consistory.

  • While holding this office he was selected to officiate as preacher when the friar, John Forest, whom he vainly endeavoured to move to submission, was burned at the stake for denying the royal supremacy.

  • On the 16th of October 1 555 he and Ridley were led to the stake at Oxford.

  • But she could order the use of the knout and of mutilation as freely as the most barbarous of her predecessors when she thought the authority of the state was at stake, and she did employ them readily to suppress all opinions of a heterodox kind, whether in matters of religion or of politics, after the beginning of the French Revolution.

  • In the following spring a strong shoot will be thrown out, and to prevent its being blown out by the wind, must be fastened to a stake, or to the lower portion of the old stock which has been left for the purpose.

  • The stem should next be supported permanently, either by one stake or by three, according to its size.

  • The best-placed upper young shoot is selected and trained upright to a slender stake, and this also is topped when it has advanced 6 or 8 in.

  • Stake up peas; blanch sea-kale and rhubarb in the open air by covering with straw or leaves.

  • Plant out capsicums and tomatoes in sunny positions, and stake and tie securely.

  • Stake and tie up dahlias and strong herbaceous plants.

  • Another method of baiting this animal is thus described in the Encyclopaedia of Sport: " They dig a place in the earth about a yard long, so that one end is four feet deep. At this end a strong stake is driven down.

  • Then the badger's tail is split, a chain put through it, and fastened to the stake with such ability that the badger can come up to the other end of the place.

  • On this occasion Bismarck accepted the decision, but when important interests were at stake he showed himself as ready to crush opposition as in the older days, as in the case of Hamburg and Bremen.

  • It was not only the very existence of the Ottoman empire that seemed to be at stake, but Egypt itself had become more than ever an object of attention, to British statesplen especially, and in the issue of the struggle were involved the interests of Great Britain in the two routes to India by the Isthmus of Suez and the valley of the Euphrates.

  • If Ibn Ammar gained he was to name the stake.

  • The mildest measure adopted towards these refugees was banishment from the kingdom, and a large number suffered at the stake.

  • Cheke was visited by two priests and by Dr John Feckenham, dean of St Paul's, whom he had formerly tried to convert to Protestantism, and, terrified by a threat of the stake, he gave way and was received into the Church of Rome by Cardinal Pole, being cruelly forced to make two public recantations.

  • A keen sense of how much is at stake in any alteration breeds suspicion of every reform.

  • Every time, therefore, that a speculum is repolished, the future quality of the instrument is at stake; its focal length will probably be altered, and thus the value of the constants of the micrometer also have to be redetermined.

  • nobles and knights were carefully shut out so long as the town's independence was at stake, the members of a princely garrison being required to take up their abode in the citadel, separated from the town proper by a wall.

  • G.A., on the English view, only arises where the safety of the several interests is at stake.

  • Contributions are not made in proportion to the amounts at stake when the sacrifice was made, but in proportion to the results when the adventure has come to an end.

  • But if all are lost the burden of the expenditure ought not to remain upon the interest which at first bore it; and the proper rule seems to be that contributions must be made by all the interests which were at stake when it was made, in proportion to their then values.

  • In the imperial dominions, however, there could be no recourse to the stake.

  • Each contributes an arranged stake to the pool.

  • Whenever the pool is exhausted, a fresh stake is put into the pool.

  • No player may touch his cards until he has made his bet; the penalty is a fine to the pool of twice the stake, and the loss of his right to bet during that round.

  • Originally invaders, they have so long held a stake in the soil that they have become almost part of the indigenous population.

  • With some exceptions, however, the whole country united in defence of its constitution; " Fennoman " and " Svecoman," recognizing that their common liberties were at stake, suspended their feud for a season.

  • palus, a stake, for paglus, from the stem pagof pangere, to fix; "pole" is from the same original source), a stake, particularly one of a closely set series driven into the ground to form the defensive work known as a "palisade"; also one of the lighter laths or strips of wood set vertically and fastened to a horizontal rail to form a "paling."

  • In these cases the caller of "Wellington" wins four times the stake and loses twice the stake, the caller of "Blucher" receives six times and loses three times the stake.

  • This ranks, as a declaration, between three and four, but the player pays a double stake on three, if he wins a trick, and receives a single on three if he takes none.

  • He refused, and died at the stake.

  • There was still no statute by which he could be condemned to the stake, but Hooper was kept in prison; and the revival of the heresy acts in December 1554 was swiftly followed by execution.

  • Christian, who had already taken measures to isolate Sweden politically, hastened to the relief of the archbishop, who was beleagured in his fortress of Stake, but was defeated by Sture and his peasant levies at Vedla and forced to return to Denmark.

  • Upon this Gilpin prepared for martyrdom; and, having ordered his house-steward to provide him with a long garment, that he might "goe the more comely to the stake," he set out for London.

  • He was tempted to cry to the puddles between Elstow and Bedford, "Be ye dry," and to stake his eternal hopes on the event.

  • She was still, however, the prisoner of the English, and, having been induced by those who had her in charge to resume her male clothes, she was on this account judged to have relapsed, was sentenced to death, and burned at the stake on the streets of Rouen on the 30th of May 1431.

  • We belong both of us to a home-loving stock, and the peace and prosperity of every home in the land is at stake.

  • In ordinary cases the Brehon's fee was said to have been one-twelfth of the amount at stake.

  • The first government was purely ecclesiastical, the city being a "stake of Zion" under a president; "Father" Joseph Smith was the first president.

  • When the disruption came the principles at stake were keenly canvassed in Ellon, and eventually Andrew Davidson, senior, went with the Free Church.

  • heretico comburendo, which recognized death by burn- hemilco ing at the stake as the penalty of heresy, and bound cOrn.

  • Henry arrested John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, their Perseculeading politician, and had him tried and condemned ~ C to the stake.

  • But their reckless leader escaped, and for three years led the life of an outlaw, till in 1417 he was finally captured, still in arms, and sent to the stake.

  • There a knot of scholars, some of whom were to perish early at the stake, whi~e others were destined to become the leaders of the English Reformation, came together and encouraged each other to test the received doctrines of contemporary orthodoxy by searching the Scriptures and the works of the Fathers.

  • It was not hard to attack the system under which Rodrigo Borgia wore the tiara, while Girolamo Savonarola went to the stake; or in which Julius II.

  • He was only safe so long as he controlled the government, and prevented the administration of justice, and the knowledge that not only power but life was at stake drove him into a desperate plot for the retention of both.

  • The Lollard statutes were revived, and between February 1555 and November 1558 some three hundred Protestants were burnt at the stake.

  • Men felt that their own security was at stake.

  • All Europe, whether Liberal or reactionary, was watching the constitutional struggle with strained attention; the principles of monarchy and of constitutional liberty were alike at stake.

  • There emperors were acclaimed or insulted; there military triumphs were celebrated; there criminals were executed, and there martyrs were burned at the stake.

  • In 1410 John Badby, an artisan, was sent to the stake.

  • We have a curious relic of this in the later times of ecclesiastical persecution, when the heretic was doomed to the stake that he might be punished in some manner " short of bloodshed."

  • Odysseus at length succeeded in making the giant drunk, blinded him by plunging a burning stake into his eye while he lay asleep, and with six of his friends (the others having been devoured by Polyphemus) made his escape by clinging to the bellies of the sheep let out to pasture.

  • He did not wish to stake the interests of the Church on a cause which could only revive against her the old animosities of Spanish liberalism and democracy, so roughly displayed in the years 1836 and 1868.

  • Paul's own "stake in the flesh" is Satan's messenger (2 Cor.

  • Four were burned in 1294, and Segarelli, as a relapsed heretic, went to the stake at Parma in 1300.

  • There was a lot at stake.

  • "It's a date," she said, driving home the stake.

  • The more they get to eat, the more offspring they will produce, and some of those offspring will need to stake out new territory.

  • At the moment, it was her honor at stake, not Cade's.

  • But too much was at stake, so she pushed on.

  • There's a life at stake!

  • He said nothing of his visit to Martha's room and busied himself on the stoop taping a "Dean for Sheriff" poster to a wooden stake before adding it to a growing pile.

  • Too much could be at stake for him not to know what went down with Darkyn.

  • What was at stake?

  • Frustrated and concerned his self-preservation was at stake, Wynn summoned a portal to take the girl back.

  • There.s so much at stake, and you just … She sighed.

  • "What.s at stake?" he asked, sensing again there was something important she was keeping from him.

  • It was more intense than sparring, and she wondered what was at stake with the simple fight.

  • You are vampires and I do not possess a stake.

  • A stake, I have no stake.

  • Then you should know the only way to destroy a vampire is with a wooden stake to the heart...unless of course, it is the full moon and you happen upon a werewolf.

  • Jackson hunted him down, beat him mercilessly, and then threatened to stake him if he ever went near Sarah again.

  • He grieved for years and Sarah worried for a time that he might find someone to stake him.

  • Because they usually tire of living long before they show age and find someone to stake them.

  • Victor has promised I will be the one to stake you.

  • Cassandra sidled up behind him whining, "Victor, you promised I could stake him."

  • Cassandra fled with the others, but not before driving a stake into Jackson.

  • The werewolf jumped to Jackson's body and pulled the stake from his chest with her teeth.

  • Yet there was more at stake here than Brutus.

  • She refused, knowing there was too much at stake for her to dwell in her emotions.

  • The death-dealer smiled faintly.  Rhyn trotted away from him, out of the palace and into the jungle.  He suspected freeing Katie from Death would be easier than freeing Gabe from Death.  There was more at stake for her if she lost Gabe.

  • So, that's when we stake it out and spot Byrne!

  • Dean congrat­ulated him but issued a warning against getting too bold with char­acters who would burn their mother at a stake just to light their cigars.

  • Because after we're married, it will be too late for him to try to stake a claim.

  • She shrugged, forking a stake.

  • There is more at stake here than your brother's life.

  • The Oracle side of her knew there was more at stake, that there was no guarantee they'd make it out of the immortal world, if Darian didn't do what he needed to.

  • She didn't like it at all, not when there was so much at stake.

  • You and I both know what's at stake here, he started.

  • Your cousins' lives are at stake.

  • All three of their lives were at stake.

  • After all, the power to control a world was at stake.

  • But there was something else at stake: Ashley.

  • alienation of youth who have do not have a stake in the system.

  • He tells them that he has got to have an ax and a hickory stake.

  • On very steep slopes, stake straw bales in parallel lines from bottom to top, spaced a few meters apart.

  • belay stake placed about 10m back from the edge.

  • She was a brave witch; she never blenched at the stake, which was proof enough of her compact with the Devil.

  • People at stake construction trend are never seen a older brother bobby.

  • burned at the stake earning her the title " bloody Mary " .

  • burnt at the stake and her grandson was banished from the moor.

  • The metal stake concreted into the ground on the flat area above the main buttress was removed by the National Trust in August 2000.

  • cent stake in the property was still owned by his previous wife.

  • At stake here is not just the billions of dollars NASA has wasted chasing chimeras, but the very integrity of scientific exploration.

  • The harbor was once busy with small cobles working stake nets for salmon off the River Tyne.

  • At stake, says the colonel, are the government's plans to develop the country's biggest and poorest province.

  • The doubling cube is used to record the current amount of the stake.

  • Once they have agreed a deal with the vendors, only then will they decide on the management's equity stake.

  • Or so hours now enshroud them retains a percent stake with established and.

  • Retaining a larger stake than previously envisaged would enable the Council to take advantage of any future hike in the airport's value.

  • equity stake.

  • If you are choosing a joint venture don't think that by taking a 90 per cent equity stake you will necessarily have control.

  • When he arrived at the stake, he kneeled down, and, for some time prayed with great fervency.

  • Secondly, there are a number of potential new funders willing to take a stake in the project.

  • heresy trials which had led to witches being burned at the stake in the dark ages.

  • Company vehicle + stake holder pension + 28 days hols.

  • Meetings or ` stakes `, whether driven or walked-up are usually for 32 or 16 hounds with the occasional 24 hound stake organized.

  • There is a genuine matter of public interest at stake here.

  • The sexes the money at stake Rogers Jennifer tilly departure lounge producer.

  • Misys then bought out the remaining stake and Countrywide became a launchpad for Misys ' ambitions in the IFA industry.

  • loyalty bonuses, low stake or high stake games.

  • majority stake, is not included.

  • Shares stake in people including maple to the game.

  • In a very competitive marketplace, much is at stake.

  • martyr burnt at the stake in Lewes.

  • There were 283 Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake in her reign.

  • minority stake.

  • multiplyount you win or lose depends on the size of your stake multiplied by how correct or how wrong you are.

  • Whose own stake team ruth parasol up more once want he can.

  • percent stake in Mahyco, according to published reports.

  • peregrine planet describes a drifter - someone with no title or stake in his or her environment.

  • From stake A, run a second line perpendicular to the first.

  • pierced with arrows at the stake, the latter was beheaded.

  • More is at stake than just personal pique from Jacques Chirac.

  • Nothing less than the future prosperity of the European model is at stake " .

  • public interest at stake here.

  • Among them was the Protestant reformer George Wishart, who was later burned at the stake.

  • renunciation demanded is the real issue at stake.

  • Whose own stake team ruth parasol up more once want he can.

  • Even more importantly, deep conflicts of value and perceived self-interest are at stake.

  • stake a claim in this fledgling market.

  • They offer the chance for employees to acquire a stake in the ownership of the company for which they work.

  • stake multiplied by the SP of the horse.

  • Options include offering shareholder fans the chance to retain a small stake in the club.

  • To invest in shares is to buy a stake in the future of UK plc.

  • stake as a heretic.

  • Leach steadfastly refused to pitch the idea to the BBC, as they would require a controlling stake in the project.

  • Success will be rewarded with a sizeable stake in the company.

  • Mandaric is due to sell his remaining stake in Pompey to joint-owner Alexandre Gaydamak for £ 32m.

  • stake holders set out in the Forum's road safety report shortly.

  • The Spanish company's 50 per cent stake in Bristol Airport could exchange hands for about £ 106 million.

  • Once they have agreed a deal with the vendors, only then will they decide on the management's equity stake.

  • Monsanto holds a 26 percent stake in Mahyco, according to published reports.

  • European Acquisition Capital have invested for a minority stake.

  • stake for heresy.

  • strangled at the stake before their bodies were burned.

  • vid v Goliath with a massive prize at stake.

  • Tara: We have to stake the mantra vamp.

  • The best way to kill a vampire is to drive a stake through its heart.

  • Whilst for Scotland, Hailey Haining and Susan Partridge should put up a good fight with Gb vests at stake.

  • The walls are of stake construction with hazel wattle woven round them.

  • So the RSPB build sturdy wigwams, stake them out in the reeds and help beared tits rear their chicks.

  • windy conditions, may need a short stake.

  • If you do witchcraft, you would be burnt at the stake.

  • By its enactments, men holding heretical opinions were condemned to the stake, women to be buried alive.

  • The executioners were ceaselessly at work with stake, sword and gibbet.

  • But the main issue of the struggle was not in these details of ecclesiastical government; principles had been at stake far deeper and more widely reaching.

  • Ridley and Latimer were unflinching, and suffered bravely at the stake on the 16th of October 1555.

  • rudda, stick, rodda, stake), a twig or shoot of a tree or bush, especially a straight slender stick or wand used as an instrument of punishment, as a symbol of office, or as an implement, usually composed of several joints, for angling or fishing.

  • On the 20th of October 1349 Clement published a bull commanding the bishops and inquisitors to stamp out the growing heresy, and in pursuance of the pope's orders numbers of the sectaries perished at the stake or in the cells of the inquisitors and the episcopal justices.

  • But when the nomadic clans of Israel came to occupy the settled abodes of the agricultural Canaanites who had a stake in the soil which they cultivated, these conditions evidently reacted on their religion.

  • It was always patent that what he was chiefly concerned with was the substance and the life of Christian truth, and that his whole energies were employed in this inquiry because his whole heart was engaged in the truths and facts which were at stake.

  • The famous story of Herodotus, that the conqueror condemned Croesus to the stake, from which he was saved by the intervention of the gods, is quite inconsistent with the Persian religion (see CRoEsus).

  • He supported the North in the American crisis of 1862, using all his strength to explain what has since been universally recognized as the issue really at stake in the struggle, the abolition of slavery.

  • He was not cast in a heroic mould, and he had no desire to figure at the stake; like Cecil, and Elizabeth herself, he had a great respect for authority, and when his time came he could consistently impose authority on others.

  • He accompanied Servetus to the stake, vainly urging him to a recantation at the last moment.

  • On the 6th of August 1536 he was strangled at the stake and his body afterwards burnt.

  • We owe to his pen curious remarks on English and Swiss customs, valuable notes on the remains of antique art in Rome, and a singularly striking portrait of Jerome of Prague as he appeared before the judges who condemned him to the stake.

  • Dolet, &c. For a time her influence with her brother, to whom she was entirely devoted, and whom she visited when he was imprisoned in Spain, was effectual, but latterly political rather than religious considerations made him discourage Lutheranism, and a fierce persecution was begun against both Protestants and freethinkers, a persecution which drove Des Periers to suicide and brought Dolet to the stake.

  • Here the Dominicans, doubting the orthodoxy of the new-corners, had them put into prison, where they were chained foot to foot and fastened to a stake set up in the middle of the cell.

  • This defect appears most strongly in his treatment of Joan of Arc; and the attack on Agnes Sorel seems to have been dictated by the dauphin (afterwards Louis XI.), then a refugee in Burgundy, of whom he was afterwards to become a severe critic. He was not, however, misled, as his more picturesque predecessor Froissart had been, by feudal and chivalric tradition into misconception of the radical injustice of the English cause in France; and except in isolated instances where Burgundian interests were at stake, he did full justice to the patriotism of Frenchmen.

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