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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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vliî this occupation muft be eonfidered folely as a *e* luxation no way impeding more ferious works', fince, during the five years he was attached to the fervice of this princefs, he travelled at her expence to various parts of Europe, the objeft of which journey feems to have been a refearch after whatever might enrich his hiftory. I draw this conclufion from a preface which is found at the head of the fourth volume in feveral manufcripts of the Chronicle of Froiffart; and, as i( is not to be found in the printed copies*, I thought the infertion of it would not be improper here. ic At the requeft, wifh, and pleafure, of that moil " high and noble prince, my very dear lord and pai C tron Guy de Châtillon, count de Blois, lord of fc Avefne, of Chimay, of Beaumont, of Schonoven, " of Gouda ; I John Froiflart, prieft, chaplain to " my very dear lord above named, and at this time €i trpafurer. and canon of Chimay, and of Lille in " Flanders, am again awakened, and entered jpto. " my workfhop, to.labour and work at the gr&d " and noble matters that, in former times, occupied ff my attention, lyhich treat ef and examine the feats " and events of the wars between France and Eng" land, and all thei* allies and adherents, as they * M , de St. Palaye is not quite correct ; for the beginning of this preface is in the printed edition of Verard, and in Another printed edition which I believe was not known to Denys Sauvage nor to M. de St. Palaye. It will be more paticularly mentioned hereafter. The preface in my printed editions is not fo long as this, and fomewhat different. It is not noticed in the editions of Denys Sauvage. " clearly


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