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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 142

deleta, vixque décimant Hiftoriae partem integram reli&am eflè, manifeftum reddit. CURIOSVS : Res certè eft obfervat'tone digna, Codicifque pretium vel centuplo auget.* Of this, juffu regis Henrici II. I find nothing in Sauvage's advertifement : Rehdiger's toilfome labour on vol. i. n. has alfo deferved citatkm; and it may be fuppofed more than one-tenth of the printed text is unfalfified. In the mean time, as Kranze's work had been fpread abroad, fo our manufcript became, through it, the more known, and Sauvage's edition loft its reputation. Hence this judgment is repeated in Bayle, and by Le Long, by Fabricius, Lenglct, Freytag, and, finally, by Haraberger, page $42. The reproach, however, of mutilation, hnpoflura* of Sajvagii numu omnia, &c deleta, I leave to the judgment of other inquirers into hiftory-, and refer to the defcription of volume i. of the manufcript, that the difference of the criticifms of the Froiflartilh text itfel£ may illuftrate each. An Englifti tranflation, which, according to William Nicholfori's notice on Fabricius, p. 63$. fhpuld have a more accurate text, was made by John lord Bourcbier, at the requeft of king Henry VIII. printed by Richard Pynfon 1523, 1505, in two volumes in folio. Clement cites the title of both volumes circumftantially, p. 47$,—and quotes an edition of the firft volume of this or another tranflation, without date, printed in folio by William Midleton, between 1541 and 1547. Le Long fays, p. 369, that a Flemifti tranflation was jniblilhed by Gerrit Potters Vander-Loo in folio ; according to Mr de la Curne, by Guerrit Vander-Loo, That is, however, an error of Le Long, for this tranflation has never been printed, but is found in manufcript in the tmiverfity-library at Leyden, the title of which, in the catalogue, p. 324, is as follows: * Chronica rerun, in'Gallia, et aliis regionibus geftarum, auéforc Johanne Froiflarto, in Belgicum fermonem tranflata by Gerrit •Potter minder Loo, gefekreven by handen Jan Heynrick Paedffen, in Jair ons Hen. XIIIIc en LXX up ten XXVIe* dach in Januario. In charu per columnas.'

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