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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
page 363



fécond gate of Saint Denis*, where, like to the firfi, there had been made a reprefentation of a, richly flarred firmament, with the holy Trinity feated in great majefiy, and within the heaven little children as angels finging very melodioufly. As the queen pafled under the gate, two angels defcended from above, holding an extraordina-rily rich golden crown, ornamented with pre-cious flones, which they gently placed on the head of the queen, fweetly finging the following verfes : *• Dime, encîofe entre leurs de Lys, Reine êtes vous de Paris, De France, et de tout le pals. Nous en r'allons en paradis/ When they came oppofite the chapel of St. James, they found a fcaffold erected on the right hand, richly decorated with tapeflry, furrounded with curtains, in the manner of a chamber : within which were men who played finely on organs. The whole ftreet of Saint Denis was covered with a canopy of rich camlet and filk cloths, as if they had had the cloths for nothing, or were at Alexandria or Damafcus. I, the writer of this account, was prefent, and aftonifti-ed whence fuch quantities of rich fluffs and or-naments could have come ; for all the houfes on * DenysSa*vage, m a marginal note, fays, ' that he thinks this gate was called la Porte aux Peintres/ and was putted down in the reign of Francis I. It was called Porte aux Peintres, becaufe many painter, refded near it.—SAUVAL, each 356


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