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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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tîon. I wiH not quote any other example tha&the paffage, where, fpeaking of the affe&ion of Edward III. for the princefs of Hainault, whom he mar c ried j he fays, t afine fpark of love therefore ftruck him;" to which the copyifl adds thefe words, " which Madame Venus lent him by Cupid the god of love." However, among thefe frivolous additions, there may have been fome of importance, which it would be proper to fearch for in thofe parts that offer any difficulty, or in thofe articles which 4emand a ferious difcuilion. After thefe general obfervations, I will fay one word of the principal Angularities which I have no-, ticed in fome of thefe MSS. Thofe of the numbers 8317, and 15 of Colbert, are remarkable for the corrections which have been made on their margins in the article that mentions Philip de Valois's acceffión to the Crown of France. The fame hand has alfo added to this laft manufcript a note, which is written on one of the blank leaves prefixed to the Chronicle : u Two verfes which the Peers of " France fent to Bang Edward of England, at the * v time when he difputed die fucceffion to the Crown of France. " Crede Reguorum qui cupis effe duorum « Succedunt maret huic regno non mulieres *.* Ια . * T o re-eftabliih the meafure and the fenfe of the firft ferfe, one muft, I think, add the word Rex : regnorum qui Rex cupie effe duorum. And to make Edward feel the ap{iitatioh, ont may, inftead of Credo, read Crede, or Credito, f 3 of


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