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70. is Said to have had for Adelois of France design'd for his Son Richard, [[deletion]] were [[/deletion]] [[addition]] which Marriage [[/addition]] as some authors tell us He would not suffer, to be consummated out of fondness for the Lady, this tthey say was the reason of Richard's demanding Her So eagerly a little before His Father's death, & of His refusing Her afterwards as being with Child to the late King; but in truth the Princess was no marrigeable till after the rebellion of Richard, & then He did not care to strengthen that unnatural Son with a great an alliance that seems rather to have wish'd Her marry'd to John, & Richard's demanding Her was only to raise difficultys to prevent His Youngest brothers success. Upon the whole this King's greatest failing we excess of fondness to His Children, but the fondness of a great Man that consulted