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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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began agak to companionate him, and becaufe they faw that he humbled himfelf, gave him bade the feathers which they had taken from him, faying, 4 We would very willingly fee thee fly amongft us as long as thou fhak behave thyfelf humbly, for that is neceflary ; but know, that if thou again become proud, we will ftrip thee, and place thee in the condition in which we found thee.f This fable ftands in Froiflart, vol. if i. ch. xxiv. p. 84. of the edition of Sauvage. With the tranflation, the manufcript, vol. m. fol. 90. b. 91. a, has been compared by me. It derives its origin from a Francifcan, who is called, vol. i. ch. ccxL p. 241. vol. m. ch. xxiv. p. 84. and in the manufcript, Frère Jehan de la Rochetaillade, or, according to Bayle, t. iv. p. 74. Jean de la Roquetailiade, but better known under the Latin name Joannes de Rupe-fcifa, in Fabricius Bibl. med. et inf. Latin, vol. iv. p. 366. 368. It was at firft publifhed as a prophecy of the ruin of the popifh hierarchy, together with the whole remaining account of its author, from Froiflart, by John Wolfv T. i. Leét memorab. p. 624. fq. Lauingae 1600, £ afterwards briefly by Phil. Mornaeus in the Myfterio Iniquitatis, Salmurii, 1611. f. p. 475. fq. Sleidanus, in the Epitome, Paris, 1562. 16. fol. 85. a. has no more than 4 Hoc malum, et alia multa, quibus aliquando premeretur ccclefiafticus ordo, Francifcanus quidam monachus, innocentii temporibus, predixerat, conie&us Auenione in vincula, hoc nomine, et ni fcripturae auâoritate fua firmaflet, capitis pœnam luiturus.* I poflëfe an old German tranflation of this fable, the fuperfeription of which is, * Of the liandfome bird ; that is, a prophetic apologue concerning the fupercilioufhefs and debauchery of the clergy, &c. and what will happen to them on that account, pointed out by friar Joannem de Rupefciflk, in the year of CHRIST 1350, whom the pope, Innocent VI. held imprifoned at Avignon, and written in the French language in the fecond book of Froiflart, afterwards tranflated into the Latin language, but now into the German, by V. O. P. together with a preceding fummary elucidation of this ^apologue, D. S. Schardij, confirmed by his papal holinefs, anno 1522, &c. 1 Pet. v. é God withftandeth the proud, but he giveth grace to the humble.1 Printed at Arnholdftatt, for the Salvi, M.DC.Xl,1 in-quarto, two fheets Y 1«

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