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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
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- kings, -confidently to king Francis I. who, in 1515, fucceeded Louis "XM. ' The motto is the fpeech of Dido (ii*the iEneid of Virgil, i. 569. ' Quis genus iEneadum,. quis Trojae nefciat urbem ?*) The author allumes the perfon of Mercury,, and cenfures -the new piétures and tapeftries -of the -French hiftory, becaufe they were made according to falfified accounts. That he has therefore induced the hiftoriographer of the prince John de Çourtils to undertake a fuperior work. He • univerfally interprets the ftory of Paris, and the three goddeflès, &c. as relative to the rdgn of the new king, principally becaufe the royal family is of Trojan origin, which the author has as happily endeavoured to prove, a priori, from Adam, as one J. C. N. P. M. in his Neweft Genealogy of the Pruflkn royal .Family» Malle, 1724?» oétavo, .two Ifaeefc and a halt 1MS done, a jmjkrbri9 .to Adam. The firft volume commences with the'hiftofy.of the .creation, goes on rto the hiftory of the gods and goddefles, to the Trojan hiftory; and this divifion concludes with the times of Attila on the IZOth leaf. The 171ft ..has the new fuperfcriptkm: Cy commence le premier lîure des faiéts et geftes des Francoys extrait en partie de la compofition du venerable ét religieux irere Robert Gaguin, miniftre general de la fiunâe Trinité. Under it is the crowned French arms with the three lilies, environed with •the chain of the order of St Michael, and two Salamanders as fupporters. This volume concludes with the hiftory of Pepin* At the end (lands : Cy fine le premier volume de la mer des hyftoires et croniquesde France, Extraiéte en partie de tous les anciens croniqueurs, qui ont efcript . puis la creation du monde, des faiéb et,geftes des Francoys, et dont ils font defeendus kifques au temps de Pépin. .Et fuft afcheué de

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