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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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xcviiï Among the poems of confiderable length to which Froiflart has given the names of Traitiez!, M. de la Curne has chòfen the Paradis dyAmour r and FHprloge, Amoureufe. Among thofe called Ditiez, he has fele&ed that of the Marguerite ; and in the miicellaneous pieces, as Rondeaus, Ballads* Paitorals, Lais, Virelais, and Chants Royaux, he has taken particular pains to make us acquainted with the paftorals and rondeaus. THE PARADISE OF LOVE. • The poet, tormented by the moil violent love* • falls afleep, and dreams ; and the fubjecl of this dream forms the plan of his poem. He finds himfelf feated in a beautiful wood, on the banks of a rivulet befprinkled with flowers, and furrounded by birds, among whom the nightingales form the moil charming concerts. Recollecting at this moment the events of his youth, and the various fuccefs he had met with in his amours, he utters a violent complaint againil'the god of love for all the misfortunes he had made him fuffef. Plunged in a melancholy not to be alleviated by the fongs of the bird*, he hears a confufed noife of voices, which made him retire behind a buih—two ladies appear $s brilliant in cha/ms as in drefs, and having approached, want to beat him in revenge for the infult he had juft offered to the God of Love, their mailer; their names were Pleafure and Hope. Being fomewhat appeafed, they tell him he Ihould impute his misfortunes to himfelf alone, for that he had failed in fubmiflion and perfeverance, which ' had


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