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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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retired to repofe themfelvcs, and to be fpe&ator* of • the anions of the others. . . Sir John d'Ambreticourt, who was from Hain-ault, and fir Triftan de la Jaille, from Poitou, next advanced, and performed their courfes very va-liantly, without hart to either, wfien they alfo re-tired. : » ' . * . ' • : Then canfë itfae laft, Edward Beauchamp and Claries de Savoye. This baftard was a hardy and ftrong fquire, and much better formed in all his limbs than the Englifh man. • They ran areach other with a hearty good will : both .ftruck their fpears on their, adverfary's breaftj btit Edward was knocked down on the ground, which much vexed his countrymen. When he ; was raifed up, he took his fpear,. ami they advanced again to the attack I but the Savoyard drove him backward to the earth, which more enragea the/ Englifh : they faid, Edward's .ftrength was..not _a match for this Savoyard, and the devil was in him.to make him think of tilting againft one of .fuch fupcrior force. He was carried off among them, and declared he would not engage further. When Claries faw this, wiftiing to finifli his courfe of arms, he faid ; f Gendemcn, you do not ufe me well : fmce Edwatid Wifhes not m go^on, fend me fome one with whom I tdzy complete toy courfes/ u .' The earl of .Buckingham wjquld • knQW what Clarius had faid, and, when.it was told him, im-plied, that the Frenchman had fpokèn well and valiantly. An Englifh fquire then ftepped forth, who 268


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