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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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s - CI Having obtained thefe favours, he goes away with her, and iings a ballad, which gains the ap» plaufe of Pleafure, as well as of his miftrefs: the Jaft alfo rewards him with her permiffion to kifs a chaplet of daifies which ihe had juft gathered, and which ihe herfelf kiffes as ihe places it on his head. ' He is on the point of obtaining his utmoft wiihes, when flie propofes going to another part of the garden to amufe themfelves ; but the joy he feels at this inftant (for it feemed as if Pleafure was touching him) making him ilart, he awakens, and then returns thanks to the Gods, who had given him a dream fo full of charms, that he had been tranfported into the Paradife.of Love. If the poem which follows, under the title of VHorloge Amoureufe, is not fo full of fi&ions, it is hot the lefs curious for the information it affords us relating to the hiftory of the arts. - While all things concur towards perfe&ion, and a learned fociety, under the eyes of different enlightened minifters of ftate, unite to the efforts of the moft able artifts, the fruits of the deepeft fpeculation, it would become thofe who purfue hiftorical refearches, to be animated with a fimilar zeal, and at times to turn their views to the fame obje&s ; and for the utility of the arts, to point out by what fteps, and by what means they have rifen to the height at which we now fee themj and for the honour of thofe who cultivate them to fliew how very far the moderns have gone beyond their predeceffors in this line. g 3 Monuments,


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