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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.2

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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.2
page 422



ht tfas forely vexed ; for the provoft had always been very • favourable to his defigns. And beçaufe he had the reputation of being the chief caufe of the M. Dacier does not believe thefe manufcripts copied from the feme original, nor from each other* He then goes on to tie * Third manufcript, numbered 6760, which is lefs ancient It appears to have been written towards the middle of the 15th century. In comparing it with the two preceding, I lave found fome differences that prove it is not a copy from them. This forms a third teftimony in favour of the new text of FroiCtrt. As this text has never been pubufhed, I mail transcribe the whole chapter, except the firft tweuty lines, in which the hiftorian lays down the plan of the confpiracy of Marcel fimilar to what it in1 the printed editions/ * That very night which was to difclofe all this mifchief (that M to fay, the deftuâton of Paris), God infpired and alarmed Ibme of the citizens of Paris who were and ever had been attached 4o the duke of Normandy ; of whom fir Pepin des Efforts and fir John de Charny were the leaders; and thefe were, as we may fuppofe, informed by divine infpiratioa that Paris Was to be overrun and deftroyed. They foon armed themfelves, made all thofe of their party do the fame, and fecretly fpread abroad theur intelli-gence in different quarters, that they might have more ambiance. * This fir Pepin then fet out, with many other determined com* panions, well armed. Sir Pepin difpla^ed the banntr of France» crying out Au Moi, and Au Dmc9 followed bty crowds of people* until ttey came to the gate of St. Anthony, where they found the provoft of the merchants, holding the keys in bis hands. * John Maillart was likewife there, who, having had that day a dUpute with the provoft and with Jofteran de Mafbon, had joined the party of the duke of Normandy. * The provoft was feverely taunted by words and arguments ; and there was fuch a nojfe made by the crowd* that fcarcely any D d4 . ibing


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