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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
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pictures, hung up wherever there was an empty place, give to the Library, to which light is no where wanting, a pleating appearance. Over.the infide doors, a particular place has been appointed for the portraits of the infpeâors: (il.) Profeflbr John Gebhard's, 16(51-1681, •deceafed the 21ft March ; (2.) Reétor Martin Hanks, 1681-1709, deceafed the 21ft April; (3.) Reaor Timothy Krante's, 1709-1733, deceafed the 25th December; (4.). Prô-re&or John Theophilus Deichfels, 1734-1746, who refigned his office, deceafed 1750; (5,) Pro-reétor M. Godfrey Maximilian Leiflhers, 1746-1753, deceafed the 1ft November; (6.) Reaor and Strelkz Profeflbr of Mathematics and Natural Fhilofophy M. Chriftian Theophilus Habkhts, 1753-1761, deceafed the Uth October; (7.) Redof John Cafpar Aricts, 1761-1784, deceafed the :25th January. . IN fiich a Library, which has been founded upon no common plan, every complaint about what does not yetexift in it muft be omitted ; and with only 84 rix-dollars of yearly legacies for the augmentation, we muft proceed very ^economically, and fuitably to the funds. According to Cicero, Tufc. Qweft. i. 36. « Carere fignificat, egere eo, quod habere velis, ineft enim velle in carendo.* Soon after that, however, * Dicitur etiam carere, qnum aGquid non habeas, et non habene te ièntias, etiamfi id facile patiare.' That many books are deficient to the Library is very dear ; but what it wants its iiupeefcor has to determine, fuitably to the funds. It wants, for inftance, the works of Martin on jQiells, thereby to arrange the great multitude it pofièûes; but not Biiffon's Natural Hiftory with coloured plates. It is fufficient that, like the reft of our public libraries, it is funnifhed with many old, and even .new, means of affiftance from amateurs and connoifieurs, vainly fought for in moft of the newly-founded private libraries, and fo much good has thereupon enfued to foreign ones; for inftance, within my remembrance to, thofe of the baron von Ritlitz, provoft Jachmann, provoft Nimptfch, of the Ecclef. and of the rector Weinifch, JLcclef. Tfchepe, deacon Hanke, fecretary Magufch, o 97

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