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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.11

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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.11
page 161



CHAP. XXIV. FROISSART PRESENTS HIS BOOK ÔF LOVE POEMf TO KING RICHARD OF ENGLAND. — HE RE-LATES WHAT HE HAEf HEARD OF THE LAST EXPEDITION OF THE ENGLISH TQ IRELAND/ J HAVE taken much pleafurc in detailing every-thing relative to the difpute with Gafcony and, Aquitaine, that the - truth of my hiftory may be apparent * and becaufe 1, the author of it, could not be prefent in thefe councils, that ancient and valiant knight fir Richard Sturry told me every thing, word for word, as I have tranferibed. On the Sunday* the whole council were gone to Lon-don, excepting the duke of York, who remained with the king, and fir Richard Sturry : thefe two* in conjunction with fir Thomas Percy, mentioned me again to the king, who defired to fee the book. I had brought for him. I prefented it to him in: his chamber, for I had it with me, and laid: k on his bed. He opened and looked into it with much. pleafure. • He ought tb have been pleafed, for it was handfomely written and illuminated, and bound in crimfon-velvet, with ten filver gilt ftuds, and rofes of the ' fame In die middle, with two large clafps of filver gik, richly Worked with rofes in the center. • The king afked me what the book treated of: I replied, c Of love !' He was plèafed with the an- fwer, m


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