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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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vi convertirions, the amufements, and aflembHefc, which he was at liberty to partake of by day or night? and, as if thefe traits were not Sufficient to make her known at the time he wrote, he feems to have wiihed to point her out more clearly by the name of Anne, in the enigmatical verfes which make part' of his manufcript poems. It may be prefumed that this love, fo paffionate and tender, had the ufual fate of almoft every paffion. Froiffart fpeaks in one of his rondeaus of another lady whom he had loved, and whofe name, composed of five letters, was to be found in that of Polixena ; this may be an Alix, which was, for? merly written Aelix. There is reafoji to believe he had.a third Same called Margaret, and that it i$ ihe whom he indireftly celebrates in a poem*, under the title,, and in honour of the flower which Jears her name f. Perhaps he fought in thefe epifodical amours fbme remedy for a paflion, which according to his own account was unfortunate. At leaft we know that, in defpair for the little fuccefs which had attended all his affiduities and attentions to his firft miflrefs, he took the resolution of again abfenting himfelf irofcn her. This abfence was longer than the preceding one ; he returned to England, and attached himfelf to the fervice of queen Philippa. * Dittie, de la fleur de la Margherite, pages, 70 and the following of his manufcript poems. f The Englijh reader mull be informed, that Marguerite is not only the name of a woman, but alfo of thè flower called daifey, and of * pearl* Thi$


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