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BOOK XIII. CONTINUED.
THE spring was now advanced, and the duke of 1 York continued his importunity with the king, “ that he might have his leave to repair to the “ army.” And thereupon his majesty called his council together, the queen his mother and his brother being likewise present. There his majesty declared “what his brother had long desired of “ him; to which he had hitherto given no other « answer, than that he would think of it; and “ before he could give any other, he thought it “ necessary to receive their advice :” nor did his majesty in the least discover what he himself was inclined to. The duke then repeated what he had desired of the king; and said, “he thought he * asked nothing but what became him; if he did “ not, he hoped the king would not deny it to “ him, and that nobody would advise he should.” The queen spoke not a word; and the king required