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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.5

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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.5
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lord de Tôrey, iîr Pe*cival d'Aytlîvâl, the bègrte d'Yury, fir ^ Lancelot de Lnrris, with many other knights and fquires, who, dayand night, em-ployed their thoughts in deviling how they could damage Cherbourg, of which fir John Harlcftone was governor. ' • • •' • "•• • • The garrifon of Cherbourg made as frequent falliès as they pleafed ; for they could do fo without any one knowing of it, through the extenfive foreft With which they were furrounded. They had made a road through the wood in fuch a manner that they could overrun part of Normandy without danger from the French. It fell out that both garrifons made an excurfiorç the fame day without the knowledge of each other, and by accident met at à place called Paftoy es Bois. When they met, like knights and fquires defirous of fighting, they all difmounted except fir Lancelot de Lorris, who remained on horfeback, his lance in its reft, and his target on his neck, rcqucfting a tilt in honour of his lady. • . , Several heard his demand j for there were alfo among the Englifh fome knights and fquires who had bound themfelves in like manner by vows of love to their ladies. I believe it was fir John Copeland, a hardy knight, who accepted his chal-lenge*. Then, fpurring their horfes, they charged each other very gallantly, and gave dreadful blows on their targets. Sir Lancelot was, however, fo, feverely ftruck by the Englifh knight that his fhield and other armour were pierced through, and him- ' feif 78


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