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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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su Hfonof Toury, when there were fonte Ûâm on both fides. ' The earl of Buckingham and his whole ' army were quartered at Toury in Beauce, and in the envifons, where they found plenty of provifions. During the flcirmifh at Toury, a fquire from Beauce, A gentleman of tried courage, WFIO had advanced himfclf by his own • merit* without any afliftance from others* came to the barriers, and cried out to the Englifh j c Is there among you any gentleman who for love of" his lady is willing to try with me fbme feat of arms ? If there fhoUld be any fuch, here I am* quite ready to fally forth completely armed and mounted, to tilt three courfes with the lance, to give three blows with the battle-axe, and * three ftrokés with the dagger. - Now look* you Englifh, if there be none among you in love.' This fquire's name was Gailvain Mieaille. tiis propofal and requeft was foon fpread among the Englifh* when a fquire, an expert man at tourna-ments, called Joachim Cator, ftepped forth and faid, ( I will deliver him from • his vow : let him make hafle and come out of the caftie.* ' tJpoh this, the lord Fitzwalter, diarfiial of the army, went Hp to the barriers, and faid to fir Guy le Baveux* f Let your fquire come forth : he has found one who will cheerfully deliver him j and we will afford him every fecurity.' Gauvain Mieaille was much rejoiced on hearing thefe words. He immediately armed himfelf, in Which the lords afilfted, .in the putting 6n the dif-ferent pieces, and mounted him on a horfe, which _ they gave to him. Attended by two others, he P 2 came


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