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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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inquire if the God had many fuch hunters, who learns that he had thirty times as many, as well counts and dukes, as kings and others. When they had advanced farther, they meet a large company of beautiful ladies and damfels, with handfome youths, all clothed in green, and pre-, paring to dance ; and on his alking who they were,-Pleafure names many heroes and heroines of romance, all fubje&s of the divinity, who dance near ν the paradife of his refidence. At laft they come to his pavilion, which is extended under a grove of trees, and the poet being prefented, recites a lay, fo much to the fatisfa&ion of the God, that he promifes him his afliftance, and defires the ladies who had brought him, to take every care of him, and ihew him his gardens. As they were walking, finging, and gathering' flowers, they met, in a handfome mead furrounded with rofe-trees, Bel-accueil, who was making a chaplet of flowers, which two young maidens were col* letting for him. The lover inftantly runs to caft himfelf at the feet of his miftrefs ; fpeaks to her of his paflion with tranfports, intermixed with trembling ; tells her of the prayer he had made to Love, and intreats her to foften a little of her rigour, if {he be defirous that he ihould live. She aiks, with a fweet fmile, what he wiihes from her, and as flie had recommended him not to exceed the bounds of difcretion, he conjures her, that now being alone, ihe would allow him to hear fome foft expreffions from her mouth, and to condefcend to retain him as her humble fervant. Having,


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