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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 67



Whom we are fpeaking, was the only refuge for the mother and fon : not only was this open to them, but they raifed there powerful fuccours to carry with them to England, apd tó draw down vengeance on their enemies. The young prince there met with a virtuous and amiable princefs (flìe was one of the daughters of .the count), who felt for him thofe firft fentiments of * natural inclination, which feem to fotetell the moft durable attachments : he conceived a ftrong affe&ion for her, made her his bride, and afterwards flie was placed with him on the throne of England. She is the perfon to whom Froiflart prefented his Hiftory. Froiflart wrote then after an author [ who was himfelf perfonatly acquainted with all thefe faâp, and from the perfons the bed informed ; for it was their pwn hiftory. The writer, who appears to have been brought up at the court of the count de Hailiault, was living in the greateft familiarity with thofe, jri whofe recolledion all the circuntftances of this court, which were then recent, would be freih^ and the fafts perfeftly well known ; and he wrote the hiftory of it for queen Philippa, of Hainault^ who had a£ted fo principal a part. Never was there ian hiftorian who had more undeniable witnefles of the truth of what he relates ; never was there* one, in whom greater confidence could be placed, than In Froiflart in this part of his Hiftory. You will, however, recolleâ the faults which M. Lancelot has corrected in feveral articles which concern the Hiftory of England at this period. His criticifni is founded


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