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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 125



Alfo on the- reverfe, juft at top, A- Nul ne la proche o o* • o o de Bourgoigne o a I mull notice a particular cireumftance, that with the leaves now wanting, the text itfelf could not be ftolen, and of the hiftory itfelf there fhould nothing be loft. The Library poffefTes two copies of the fecond volume of the edition of Sauvage, which have been twice collated with the manufcript before the theft was committed : firft by its pofTeflbr, Thomas von Rehdiger himfelf; alfo a copy of the firft volume collated with this manufcript. Thefe copies will be defcribed hereafter. From both, particularly the Rehdigerian copy and correction of the Sauvagian text, 1 have wifhed to make public by means of the prefs, the reintegration of all the feven leaves in their connexion, and with reference to Sauvages edition, and for the fake of more modern hiftorian** partly that the great difference between the criticifm of Sauvage and our manufcript may thereby be ftill more illuftrated, and partly that experienced critics on the Englifh and French Hiftories of that time, may thereby be able to judge whether the contents of each ftolen leaf be fo important that we may fuppofe the theft had been committed from political motives, or whether the defire of having poffeffion of fo many beautiful pictures, as cabinet-pieces, occafioned it, whilft the volume that was then lent out with this has remained unhurt; in which, however,, the moft, but fer meaner pictures, are to be found. 4


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