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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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xxîx 1400. If we believe Bodin and La PopEniere, he lived to 1420 ; but thefe two writers have probably been deceived by the words, which begin the laft 44 chapter of his hiftory : Én Tan de grace mil 4 4 quatre cent ung moins ;** inftead of reading, 4 4 ung," as it is written in feveral manufcripts and in the black letter editions* they muft have read " vingt." Another paflage in Froiffart may alfo have given rife to a belief that he lived to about the middle of the fifteenth century. In fpeaking of the banilhment of the count de Harcourt, who perfuaded fhe Engliih to make a defcent in Normandy, he fays, that the melancholy effects of this invafion were vifible for more than a hundred years after. Thefe terms muft not be taken literally ; the author wrote rather as forefeeing thofe evils to come which he dreaded, than as being a witnefs of their fatal effeéts. It is not, however, polfible to decide in what year he died ; it only appears that it was in the month of O&ober, fince his death is announced in that month in the obituary of the collegiate church of St. Monegunda, at Chimay, from which I have added an extraét at the end of this memoir. According to an old tradition of the country, he was interred in the chapel of St. Anne, in this collegiate church ; and, indeed, it feeras very probable that he fhòuld end his days in his own chapter. The name of Froiffart was. common to feveral perfons who lived at the fame time with our hiftorian ; befides Froiffart Meullier, the young efquire from Hainault, whom I mentioned in the beginning of


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