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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart

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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 101



ft D. Mofer D. Maigenfiefier, nâar Artct, «âtor Habïcht,. and «iem. Concerning them alt we can only inculte at Vienna, Drcfiiettj Gsfeugeot Wolfenbittel, &c. We content onrfelvfes, in this our pface, that we have many a thing which is very good, anÉ aie àot iodllBreiit when we can at times alfift foreigners with articles they hate not. To further that ufe is the defigp of th» talk. I might him been able to make it lighter to myfelf, if 1 had tranfiatid Kfmntiefs twm- folios oil; Manufcripts and Hiftorians, written in Latin, and fuppfied them with fugitive additions, of both wMcft works copies are ftii extant in private €olleâ:ion% as monuments of former leal in our Gyoiiiafiafof IbchJitcniture^ Connoifieure aluni know, that in' their-original- fhape, thay mt not fer the-prefent times, in which fueh Ike leaning on the one fide has gained- much* But on the other has alfo loft greatly ? fop example, fuch a periodical work, as the Alla Eruditorum, a continuation from Nteeren„and in his. manner.. Hence, likewifc, it wasnecellary for me t^confidcr whether both works be-equally ufeful as primary fources. Still lefs could I refolve, as fome wifhed. it, to edit a general alphabetical catalogue, or ait leaft a fyûematical oner after the manner of the FrankHh ont of the Biànauiûi Library, and its* continuation, by the cabinet counfeiler Mr Adehmg, fa much approved by every librarian and philologtfh We« I willing to take upon me to® make the Library more known, it would he neceflary for me to dwell upon* fingle curiofities, and confine myfelf merely to fuch. To this Library belongs, firft, the important flock colleéted by its* founder, of books and other manufcripts, by whofc gift it has ever been, teckoned the chiefeft in Germany; and this preference of it the late private: fecretaiy and librarian Franke at Drcfden, a difcerning connoifltur of the firft rank, related to me by word of mouth twenty years ago. The manufcripts I (hall deferibe in the fitû feâion. In the feccmd, I ihall give-notices of truly remarkable printed books, of which hitherto die descriptions are very fcanty and difiatisfeétory» According to this plan,. I have, in. the prefent article, made a beginning: with a defcription of the manufcript of Froiflart's Chronicle. This required,, on account of very peculiar circumftanoes^ an amplification; fuch as is not tobecxpeâadiiiothcNb. It wiiittito


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