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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 145



IV. '6. 'Fragment de l'Hiftoire de Froîflard, touchant la fedition faiéte à Paris, du Temps du Roy Charles VI. et de ce qui s'en enfuivit Enfemble vn autre du me/me argument, tiré de la Mer des Hiftoires de Gaguin. M.D.LXIHI. 23 pages. An oétavo volume *. This is not the. fragment which Sauvage had made ufe of, as mentioned • above, but a literal copy in a running hand of his own text after the Lyons edition, vol. n. from p. 230, lin, 2. from below, from the words of 4 tant exploita le roy de France,* as fer as page 233. lin. 29. 30. to the words, * maiftre Jehan des Marefts.' It contains the hiftory of the commotions at Paris, in the beginning of 1383, under the young king Charles VI. differently than Daniel relates them, t. v. p. 301. s. Guthrie,' vol. x. part i. page 509. vk. that ere the king would make his entry into Paris, he had firft halted with his army at St Denis, and fent officers to Paris, who were to prepare all things, that they might lodge in the Louvre and other palaces, and alfo to obferve the behaviour of the inhabitants : that thefe had made known their defign to the Parifians, who, to difplay their bravery to the king, had aflembled in arms, to welcome him, when perhaps he ftiould need them in his wars : that fo 20,000 armed Parifians had drawn themfelves up before the city in the moft* gallant array, and thus waited the king's arrival ; but that fome of the king's army had •entered into negotiations with them, and wifhed to know their leader; * I number entire works with roman cbamâen* fingie volumes with oriental ones ; k fingle volumes, however* more works are often bound together ; fo I can by no means pafi over thefe, on account of their completeness, unieis they alfo fhould refer to that work, of which, ccpûftendy - with our defign, notice is given* and in this piece reference is made to that which m extant of Froifiârt, Jn the library, and to his Chronicle. 342


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