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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 84

TO HIS MAJESTY FREDERIC WILLIAM, KING OF PRUSSIA. MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY XING,—MOST GRACIOUS SIRE, I TAKE the liberty, with the deepeft reverence, to lay at your Royal Majefty's feet a work, the firft leaves of which contain the hiftory of that Library at Breflau which, a full year before the commencement of your reign, was honoured with your auguft prefence. Such a gracious «ondefeenfion 4œs this learned eftabhlhment everlafting honour. By me, as at that time the affiliant to my predecefibr in the infpeâion thereof it will never be forgotten. The remaining leaves concern John FroiflkrtV French Chronicles, die moft celebrated manufcript of which forms the ornament of this library. It has obtained fo much the greater value as your Royal Majefty is pleafed, at fome feafons, to occupy your moft auguft mind in reading the firft volume. Thefe very rare occafions, together with my admiffion, by your moft high appointment, into the Academy of Sciences, happening againft all my expectations two years -ago, fuffer me to hope for the moft gracious indulgence for mj bold .undertaking. I fcmain, with -the moft profound lefpcafc, Your Royal Majefty's Moft obedient humble fervant, Srahm, 22d March, 179.4* JOHN EPE1AIM SCHEMEt. M

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