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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.1

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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.1
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APVERTISEMENT to. THE FIRST EDITION. * /JpHE reader may perhaps wifh to be informed of a few particulars refpçcting the following work. It would never have been attempted had not Lord BERNERS tranflation become not only fcarce, but the language of it obfolete ; befides. that the namqs of perfons andplacçs, in that tranflation, arc equally disfigured as in the original; I have endeavoured tp correa: this ki t important defcft, as far 3s in my power, but many error? muft ftîU remain. * With regard to the ftyle, it has been my aim to fuit it as much as poffible to that of my venerable original, and to render it an exaft tranflation without becoming fervilely literal. Whether I have fucçeeded or not, muft now be judged by the public. - Several'Manufcripts in my own library have been collated with the printed copies, and the fame thing has been done with thofe in the Britifli Mufeura. A perfon is now employed at Breflau, in collating the celebrated manufcript there, which has been fuppofed to be the only one unmutilated. Should it prove fo, the additions (hall be printed at the end of the wor^. Many improved readings have been tacitly received^ to avoid troubling the public with Δ 3 . notes.


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