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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
page 122



whom all comfort and fuccefs proceed ; and then I will lay my foundation on the true Chronicles formerly written by that reverend, wife, and difcreet man, John le Bel, canon of St. Lambert's, at Liege ; who beftowed great care and diligence on them, and continued them, as faithfully as he could* to his death, though not without much pains and expenfe : but thefe he minded not, being rich and powerful. He was alfo a man of courteous manners, generous, and a privy counfellor, well beloved by fir John de Hainault j who is fpoken of in thefe books, and not without reafon, for he was the chief of many noble enterprifes, and nearly related to feveral kings ; and by his means the above mentioned John le Bel could fee as through a perfpeciive the many gallant actions recorded in the following Iheets. The true reafon of my undertaking this book Was for my amufement, to which I have ever been inclined, and for which I have frequented the company of many noblemen and gentlemen, as well in France as in England and Scotland, and in other countries, from whofe acquaintance I have always requefted accounts of battles and adventures, efpecially linee the mighty battle of Poitiers, where the noble king John of France was taken prifoner ; for before that time I was young in years and underftand ing : however, on quitting fchool, I boldly undertook to write and relate the wars above mentioned—which compilation, fuch as it was, I carried to England, and prefented to my lady Philippa of llniiuult, queen of England, who moil gracioufly » received


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