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

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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 66



OH THE POETRY OF FROISSART, IT AN ANONYMOUS WRITER* m. TSE MEMOIRES DE L'ACADEMIE, VOL. XIV. t. 219, &C Historians hsm a great advantage ©ver other writers;, for- as- tkr principal merit of tack works depends on- their twaclty, they are not habte-to the revolutions or caprices to which other prodeélions are fubjeétal». from the arbitrary tafte of dirent nations and ages, and Ibr thisreafbn are teanfmitted with more certainty to poftcrity. Froiflart, whofe name is defcrvedly celebrated on- account of the hiftoiy he has left usf would, fearctly be known* from Ms poetry, If Pafqcner -had not noticed the title of a copy of his poems which he had fccaiii the kmgY library at Fontainebleau : he may, however, have occupied a no left honourable place among the poets of his age than among the hiftorians; and this is a point which M. de la Curne de, Sainte Palaye hat.- undertaken; to examine before he conclude the researches he has-made concerning hiin^ and bit-produirons.. To confine himfelf ftrMUy within, the limits he has* prefcribed to himfelf, he does not prçmife to-enter into a minute detail o£ al Ms poetry, whkh comprehends about thirty thoufaadvedi»^


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