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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 73

"Ye gods of foft paffion, what do you intend f You're fo fickle and frolic, and fond of dtfguife ; I know not is Cupid my foe or my friend. Ye gods of foft paffion, What do you intend ? Whether filence or fpeech my condition will mend, O tell me fome counsellor cunning and wife ! Ye gods of foft paffion, what do you intend? The fécond rondeau: * De quoi que (bit, fe doit renouvelkr •Uns jolis coers, le premier jour de May, Voire s'il aime, ou «'il peine à aimer, De quoi que foit, &c. Pour ce vous veux, madame, émayoler * En heu de May, d'un loyal coer que j'ay, De quoi que foit,' &c. SHB. ^Whatever betides, I wiH fummon my fwain On the firft day of May his homage to pay.; And to know if he's bound, or has broken my chain. Whatever betides, I will fummon my fwain. SB. Tho* I know your delight is to fport with my pain, And ring the loud ranimons the firft day of May, •Be it known I'm your Have, and your Have will remain; And you need not inquire if I {till wear your .chain. We may .generally fay of Froiflàrt as a poet, that he was as much wanting in invention for his fubject as in imagination for his ornaments. ? Douer le May.

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