Plenty there were that wished for war, remarks the observant Commines.
I had seen the men in the trenches and it was at Commines that I saw them out.
The Memoirs, to which Commines owes his reputation as a statesman and man of letters, were written during his latter years.
Commines was uncertain as to what he had better do and wanted instructions.
Commines gives the following somewhat satirical account of an English parliament.
Doubtless, too, as Commines says, he was not anxious to introduce any son-in-law into his family.
Commines and Bouchage together had told him about the defeat of Morat and had each received two hundred silver marks.
In citing the above passage from Commines referring to the treaty, the close of the negotiations has been anticipated.
His message was duly delivered and to this incident Commines attributes momentous results.
Among those who witnessed the scene were several Englishmen who sympathised with Charles—if we may believe Commines.