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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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came out of the caftle * and his varlets carried three lances, three battle-axes and three daggers. He was much looked at by the Englifh, for they did not think any Frenchman would have engaged body to body. There were befides to be three ftrokes with a. fword, and with all other forts of arms. Gauvain had had three brought with him for fear anyîhould break. . The earl of Buckingham, hearing of this combat,, faid Tie would fee it, and mounted his horfe, at-, tended by the earls of Stafford and Devonfhjre. On this account, the aflault on Toury ceafed. The Englifliman that was to tilt was brought forward, completely armed and mounted on a good horfe. When they had taken their ftations, they gave to, each of them a fpear, and the tilt began^ but neither of them ftruck the other, from the mettlc-fomenefs of their horfes. They hit the fécond onfet, but it was by darting their fpcars j on which the e^rl of Buckingham cried out, c. Hola hola ! it U now late.' He then faid to the conftable ; c Put an end to it, - for they have done enough this day : we will make them finifh it when we have more ^ leifure than we have at this moment, and take^ great care that as much attention is paid to the French fquire as to our own.; and order fome one to tell thofe of the caftle, not to be uneafy about him, for wç ihall carry him with us to com-plete his enterprize, but not as p prifoner; and that when he fhall have been delivered, if he ef-. cape with his life, we will fend him back in all fafety/ / - • Thefe


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