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ANTI-JACOBIN
REVIEW AND MAGAZINE;

OR,

MONTHLY POLITICAL AND LITERARY CENSOR :

FROM

MAY TO SEPTEMBER (INCLUSIVE)

1806.

WITH AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

AN AMPLE REVIEW OF FOREIGN LITERATURE.

Bellum est in eos, qui judiciis coerceri non possunt.

CICERO.

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Printed, for the PROPRIETORS, by B. M'MILLAN, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden.
PUBLISHED AT THE ANTI-JACOBIN OFFICE, No. 22, OLD BOSWELL-COURT, STRAND,
JY J. WAITTLE; AND SOLD BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOMS

OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; ALSO BY SERJEANT, NEW YORK.

1806.

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" Non ego, cum scribo, si forte quid aptius exif,

Laudari metuam : neque enim mihi cornea fibra est ;
Sed recti finemque, extremumque, esse recuso.'

PERSIUS.

ORIGINAL CRITICISM.

Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, and Spain, and

the adjoining Countries, from the latter Part of the Reign of Edward
II. 10 the Coronation of Henry IV. Newly translated from the French
Editions, with Variations and Additions from many celebrated MSS.
By Thomas Johnes. The Second Edition. To which is prefixed,
a Life of the Author, an Essay on his Works, a Criticism on his
History, and a Dissertation on his Poetry. 3 vols. 8vo. Pp.
1363. Accoinpanied with a small volume quarto, containing
Piates, relating to Scenes described in the Chronicles.
HE name of Froissart is familiar to every one at all acquainted

with the history of England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands; for he is quoted or referred to by every historian, of the pe. riod and places to which his Chronicles relate.' But it is only a very few, at least in this country, who have had opportunities of perusing Froissart himself. Copies of Froissart, in the original French, are confined to the best libraries; and the old English translation, made by order of Henry VIII. has not only become exceedingly scarce, but the language of it obsolete, and, in some places, particularly those relating to proper names, almost unintelligible. The present publication, therefore, by the generality of readers, is to be considered, if not as a creation of something new, and before altogether unknown, yet as a revival and resurrection of what had passed into oblivion; and a very valuable and acceptable present it is, to all who are capable of deriving NO. XCV. VOL. XXIV.

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