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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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Iffî and a half. From which fupcrfcription, one may judge of the reft. Bayle treats of this prophet on two pages, referring to Froiflart, and therewith occupies himfelf to fhew that he was no true prophet: he alfo cites Momaeus. But it muft immediately occur to whoever reads .this fable, that it is a witty imitation, application and paraphrafe of the well-known fable of the crow, which, with divers alterations, already ftands in "Greek amongft the JEfop. Fab. 188. Upf. 1741. 8. m. particularly in jGabrias' jEfop's Fables, p. 305. Lugd. 1594. 12. and is contained in the fictitious Letters of Themiftocles, Lemgov. 1778. Praef. Chriftopher Schœttgen, p. 31. S3. Mention of this fable is made in Achilles Tarins» L. II. Erotic, p. 149. L. B. 1640. 12. in Phoedrus, i. 3. and Horace, L. i. Ep. in. 18. 20. to which laft Sauvage has already referred in a note on the margin : it is therefore wonderful that nothing concerning this fable occurs in Bayle, which muft have been known to him. 3. IT has been mentioned, that a very beautiful manuscript of Valerius Maximus was refcued by the Founder of this Library from that of Anthony of Burgundy. It thence came hither fure enough, but not directly to the Rehdigerian {tore: it was firft prefented to it, the 25th May 1705, by Vek Ferdinand von Mudrach. 4. IN the account of Froifiart's life in Niceron's Mem. T. XLII. p. 210. 230, which was, however, firft publiihed after Niceron's deceafe, from his pofthumous tracts, the catalogue of Froifiart's works is defective, fo that the description in Chaufepié is to be preferred to it.

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