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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 86

ADVERTISEMENT Ïn order to the Tight judgment of die prefent undertaking, in particular for the foreign reader, it is neceflary, after a preliminary notice of what has occasioned it, to give, at the fame time, a certain account of this library, 'becaufe upon it 'the whole ordering and deign of thefe notices properly • depend ; but wherein I muM not omit certain particulars, even circumftances •of a perfonal nature,, on account of many a native reader, and for future times, concerning which I ^veiy well know, that they are for thofe of little *eonfequence. "Not a few men of feience, fcmc of Mgh .rank, -befides the decided-advantages- which they have witneffed during the ten years k has been under my infpeétion, have declared to .me that there are many things .extant in it which ought to be more publicly known. With fome this *was«an indetennined «rifh; with others, together with the dcterminatiœf even an honourable invitation to me to join them. I might, however, have entirely refigned it tea fucceflbr of more ample knowledge of things and better tafte, by which he might furnifh himfelf with a greater ftore of literary expedients, i£ by reafon of my acquaintance with it during the greater part of my life, I had not felt myfelf under an obligation to prove my predilection for this excellent inftitution for fcholars in my native town, which has ever procured me the moft ufeful entertainment, .and .for the ireeft ufe of it 1. am aétive and thankful* -Part km already been

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