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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 121

its •{p.241.) (€k. 130. p. 154. Un. (ch. m. fil. 149. n.) 2. e.) Ion chenaulchBtant k Lors dieoaticha tint k Lors cheuaucha telle- Toy, qui vint an chats! ray, qu'A vktaiicliaM ment le toy Phehppe •de FArbrok cfe k Broyc. qfuil vint an chaftel de *' Labroye. le roy dit m Cluteiaîii, Le mj dît» Ouïra, Le roy rrffwwf, Ouvrez, ouvrés, ouvrés, c*cft fin- ©aurai, Chaielkin cfeft ouurez chafteUain, cfeft •fortune roy de France, k fortune de France *. k Infcfttiié roy dr France. ' This comparifon evidently proves, 1. that Salvage's edition is borrowed •'from the more ancient copies, as hereafter will appear; 2. that the manuicript at Berne, in the firft chapters, fometimes deviates much from our manufcript; and 3. that Sauvage's edition differs alfo from this: it may give occafion for a criticifm of Froiflart's Chronicle : confequently, if we were to defire a hew and complete edition of this fi» important work, we muft previoufly compare all extant known manufcripts, in order from them to compofe a text evidently correéfc according to the rules of -criticifm. The paflage from chapter exxx. according to Sauvage, may alfo ferve for the conclufion, m which Froiflart relates the circumftanccs under* which the blind king of Bohemia, John foir of the emperor Henry VII. and firther to the fucceeding emperor Charles IV. was killed at the battle of Crecy 1346. The blunder in Froiflart's text, in which his name John is interchanged with Charles, Sauvage has noted in the margin. It is aftoniihing 'that Sleidanus, in the abridgment, Ihould put, € Succubuit in hoc prselio Henricus a Lutzemburgo pater Caroli Bohemias regis;* * Daniel has alio this iaUe reading, t. iy. p. 159,

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