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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
page 45



AN ESSAY OK Τ Η Β WORKS OF FROISSART. fjpHE life of Froiffart has been the fubje& of th$ preceding pages. I will now give the hiftory of his works, as well printed as manufcript, in verfç and in profe ; and I will, as faithfully as I am able* detail their contents. It may, perhaps, be thought I have been too minute ; but I feel myfelf to owe %: particular attention to an hiftorian who alone is worth more than a multitude of others, by. the importance of the fubje&s he inveftigates, and the long period of time his hiftory contains. I have befides obferved that the author has unfolded in the courfe of his work, many faâs which ferve to clear up many pre ceding ones ; and for want of this information, it has often happened that I have been flopped in my reading, and have not profited fo much by it, as I otherwife ihould have done. It is this which has jnade me fenfible of the want thofe who read Froiffart would experience of fuch an explanation. To c % fmooth


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