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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.4

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.4
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to fee if the garrifon and inhabitants would iflue forth, but in vain. There was a Scots knight in the Englifli army who performed a moft gallant deed of arms. He quitted his troop, with his lance in its reft, and mounted on his courfer, followed only by his page ; when, flicking fpurs into his horfe, he was loon up the mountain and at thç barriers. The name of this knight was fir John Affucton*i a very valiant and able man, perfectly mafter of his profeflion. When he was arrived at the barriers of Noyon, he difmounted, and, giving his horfe to his pagç, faid, c Quit not this place :* then, grafping his fpear, he advanced to the barriers, and leaped over them. There were on the inflde fome good knights of that country, fuch as fir John de Roye, fir Launcelot de Lorris, and ten or twelve others, who were aftonilhed at this aftion, apd wondered what he would do next : however, they received him well. The ^ Scots knight, addrefling them, faid; cGentlemen, I am come to fee you ; for, as you do not vouchfafe to come out beyond your barriers, I condefcend to vifit you. I wifh to try my knighthood againft yours, and you will conquer me if you can/ After this, he gave many grand ftrokes with his lance, which they returned him. He continued in this fituation alone againft them all, flcirmifhin£ and fighting moft gallantly, upwards of an hour. He wounded one or two of their kpights i and • Sir John Aflueton. Probably Scton. they B6


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