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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart



Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
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it upon, begging Mm only to keep them-fccrrtr until they Jhould ht puMirif divulged. At laftf on the Sunday which followed the holding of this council, the duke of York, fir Richard Sturry and fir Thomas Percy,' finding the king hut little occupied, mentioned the romance which Froiflart had brought with him. The prince afked to fee it ; and the hMtorian fays, • He faw it in his chamber,—for 1 had it always with me, and placed it upon his bed. He then opened and looked into it, and was greatly pleafed. Indeed, he ought to have been pleafed ; for it was illuminated, and the writing much ornamented : it was befides bound in crimfon velvet, with ten filver-gilt nails, and a golden rofe, in the mMft of two dafps gilt, richly chafed with gold rofes. Then/ continues Froiflart, é the king inquired what fubjeft it treated of; and I told him, Of love. He was delighted with this anfwerf. and looked into different parts of the book, and read therein ; for he read and fpoke French perfectly well. He then ordered one of his knights,, named fir Richard Credon, to carry it to his cabinet; and he feemcd muck obliged to me for it/ Henry Caftedey an englifh cfquire, who had been prefent at this convocation, and who* knew befides that Froiflart was writing his hiftory, coming up to him, inquired if he had been informed of the details of the conquefts which the king had juft made in Ireland. Froiflart pretended to be ignorant of them, in order to engage the efquire in oonveriation, who-took plèafure in recounting then* to him* Every thing the hiftorian heard,—among the reft, the rtpaft which the king of England gave in Ireland to the four kings, after having conquered them,—excited in him very great regret for not having come to England a year fooner, as he was preparing to do, when the news of the death o£ queen Anne of Luxembourg, Richard's firft wife, made him alter his intentions. He would not have failed to have gone to Ireland, to have feen every thing himfelf; for he was much interefted in collecting the minuteft circumftances of this expedition, in order to entertain • his lords* the duke of Bavaria and his fon, who had on Friezland fimilar pretentions to thofe of the king of England on Ireland. Alter three months refidence in England, Froiflart took his leave of the king. This prince, whom he had followed in his different excurfions near

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