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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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SIR JOHN FROISSART'S PREFACE TO HIS CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, &c. ^JpH AT the honourable enterprifes, noble adven tures, and deeds of arms, performed in the wars between England and France, may be properly related, and held in perpetual remembrance —to the end that brave men taking example from them may be encouraged in their well-doing, I fit down to record a hiitory deferring great praife ; but, before I begin, I requeft of the Saviour of the world, who from nothing created all things, that he will have the goodnefs to infpire me with fenfe and found underftanding to perfev^re in fuch manner that all thofe who (hall read may derive pleafure and inftru&ion from my work, and that I. may fall into their good graces. It is faid, and with truth, that all towns are built of many different ftones, and that all large rivers are formed, from many fprings; fo are fciences compiled by many learned perfons, and what one is ignorant of is known to another : not but that every thing is known fooner or later. Now, to * come to the matter in hand, I will firft beg the grace of God and the benign Virgin Mary, from Y oh. I. Β whom


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