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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.9

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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.9
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ladies arid dâmfels who followed in c&têred cha-riots, or on palfreys, led by their knights. Ser-jeants, and others of the king's officers, had frill employment, in making way for the proceffion, and keeping off the crowd ; for there were fuch numbers affembled, it feeméd as if all the world had come thither. Àt the gate of Saint Denis, that opens into Pa-ris, was the reprefentation of a ftarry firmament, and within it were children dreffed as angels, whofe finging and chaunting was melodiotrfly fweet. There was alfo an image of the Virgin holding in her arms a child, who at times amufed himfelf with a windmill, made of a large walnut, The upper part of this firmament #às richly adorned with the arms of France and Bavaria, with a brilliant fun difperfing its rays through the heavens ; and this fun was the king's device at the enfuing tournaments*. The queen of France and the ladies took de-light in viewing this âs they paffed, as indeed did all who faw it. The queen then advanced flowly to the fountain, in the fireet of Saint • Denis, which was covered and decorated with fine blue cloth, befprinkled over with golden flower de luces. The pillars that furroundedthè fountain were ornamented with the arms of the chief barons of France ; and, inftead of water, * Louis XTV. took the fame device, with the motto of ' Nec pluribus impar/ it S5i


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