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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
page 72

The (bephcrdefs* far two cfaplets of flowers : (he gives one to her lover,;~ who is u .ed with joy : the two fhepherds then take -her by the hand.. € ' Et puis prirent à caroler * - A Et le bergerette à-chanter Une chançon moult nouvelette u Et difoit en chançonette, , Di moi, aufel, fi t'ayt dicx,. Si je voeil eftre t'amiette, Ofereîs-ta .demander mieux ?f: ' Sweetly fung 'the -gentle fwains~j* Sweetly (he return'd their drains • . In notes they never hop'd to hear, While thofe foft accents charm!d the ear,, Tell me, - (hould the gods provide. Such ablefling in a bride,. What could you wi(h on earth befide ? : The fubjeéls of rondeaus are alnroft always uniform.'- The--moft part* of FroiiTarfs fpeak the.natural fentiments of a lover fometimes well treated, at other times* the reverfe; at times-- gay land .happy, at others melancholy and in defpair.. The expreflions are ever lively, tender and iimple* and perfbétly paint the- paflion with, which his breaft is agitated. Underneath, are two examples. The firft rondeau begins, 4 Amours, amours, que voulés de moi faire ! : En vous ne puis veoir riens de feur. Je ne cognois ne vous ne :votre a&ire,. Amours,, amours, &c.. Lequel vaut mieux parler, prier ou taire !, Dites le moi, vous qui ayez boaeur,. Amours, .amours*! &c.

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