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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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idv deaùs stnd virelays, who adding fome of his pieces to thofe of the prince, formed a fort of romance, under the title of Meliador, or the knight of the Sun; but the duke did not live to fee the completion of the work, for he died in 1384.- Almoft immediately after this event, Froiflart found another patron: he was.made clerk of the chapel to Guy count de~T$lois, and was not long in teftifying his gratitude to his new patron, by a paftóral on the betrothing of Louis count de Du» nois, fon of Guy, to Mary daughter of the duke of Berry. Two years after, on the folemnizafion of this marriage at Bourges, he celebrated it in a fort of Epithalamium, fufficiently ingenious for thofe times, intituled" The Temple of Honour." He pafled the years 1385, 1386, and 1387, fometimes in the Blaifois, fometimes in Touraine ; but the count de Blois having engaged him tò continue his hiflory which he had left unfiniflied, he determined in 1388 to take advantage of the peace juft concluded, to vifit the cQurt of Gafton Phcebus count de Foix and de Beam, in order to gain full information of whatever related to foreign countries, and the more diftant provinces of the kingdom, where he knew that a great number of war-! riors fignalized themfelves daily by the moft gallant a&ions. His age and his health ftill allowed him to bear great fatigue; his memory was fufficiently ftrong, to retain whatever he fhould hear ; and his judg* ment clear enough, to poir^t out to him the ufehe ihould make of it. He


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