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MONTHLY POLITICAL AND LITERARY CENSOR :
MAY TO SEPTEMBER (INCLUSIVE)
WITH AN APPENDIX,
AN AMPLE REVIEW OF FOREIGN LITERATURE.
Bellum est in eos, qui judiciis coerceri non possunt.
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Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, and Spain, and
the adjoining Countries, from the latter Part of the Reign of Edward
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.