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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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sis : into tha plain, thpy had not long to wait before they faw the French, marching in a large body, and in. Jiandfbme order, • No fooner was each party .aflfured that thofe whom they faw were enemies who feeiped mutually eager for the con-teft,. th^n flicking fpurs into thçir hor(es, and with fpears in thçir rçfts, they charged each other, fhouting their different war crics. I muft fay, that in this firft confljét, ' many a gallaqt tilt was per-formed^ and many a knight and fquire were un-horfed and driven to the ground. ' In fuch deadly warfare, there is np accident but what may happen. Heliotde Calais, a moft able fquire and good mm at arms wa$ knocked off his horfe, |y a violent ftroke çn the throat-piece with a fpear, whole broad point was as fharp and as fine as a razor. " This iron cut through the throat-piece, as wel| as all the veins : the ftroke beat him to the ground, when he (hortly after died : the more the pity. By this accident did he end his days. * Among the French, there wa$ a knight from Berry or Limoufin, named fir William de Lignac, m excellent man at arms, who this day performed many gallant deeds. The combat was (harp, and long continued on each fide, clofe to the village of Yurac : when their lances failed, they drew their fwords, and the attack was more, vigoroufly renewed. Many feats of prowefs were performed, many captures made, and many refcued. Of the Englifh flaln on the fpot, was a Gafcon knight, called the lord de Gernos


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