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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 133



VOLUME IV. Is complete. It confifts of 333' vellum leaves. The firft two are blank. Then follow the contents of all the &2 chapters on four leaves : over each is the number of the leaf, originally written thereon, where every chapter begins j then two blank leaves. The text on 321 leavesf each with its originally-written number. Finally, four blank leaves. The portions of the text, each furnilhed with its very fmall Written catchword, are all together 40 quaternions (300) and one leaf. Total, 321 leaves. Thofe extant numbers have greatly facilitated the examination of the perfoftnefs of this volume. There are extant five large and eighteen fmall drawings—together twenty-three,—and, the fourth of the fifteenth leaf excepted, uncommonly beautiful. In the firft large and a fmaller one of leaf 174, Froiflart is delineated. The beginning of the volume, with the argument of the chapter, is, Cy commence la table des Rubrkes de ce quart et dernier volume des cro-niques de fire lehan Froiflart pb*re et chanoine de Chymay en Haynau. The conclufîon of this volume, and, of the whole manufcript, with the 120th chapter,, according to Sauvage's divifion, is upon the firft column of the fécond fide of the 321ft leaf, as follows : Le pape Boniface quy trop perdy a cefie tranfmutation, Enuoia vng legal en AUemaigne pour prefchier les liegois, et pour les faire retoner a fa créance, Mais le legal ne oza paf-fer Coulongne» et enuoia lettres, a 130


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