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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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iftidf—-f Jaif&equinx you arc not "fufficfcmlf ftrohg to continue this combat : and my lord of Buck-ingham is angry with you for htvrog undertake* it : retire and repofe yoftrfelf/ The Englifbmat having retired, John de Châtelmorant faid,— c Gendemen, it feems your fquire is too weak i choofé another, I beg of you, more to your hking that I may accomplifh the deeds of arms I hav* engaged to perform % for I fhall be very di(grace-fully treated if I depart hence without having com-pleted them/ The conftable and marfhal of the army replied, f You fpeak well and you fhall be gratified/ It was then rold to the furrounding knights and fquires that one of them muft deliver the lord de Châtelmorant. On thefe words, fir William Par-tington immediately replied,-—c Tell him, he fhall not depart without combating: let him go and repofe himfelf a little in his chair, and he fhall foon be delivered j for I will arm myfelf againft him/ This anfwer was very pleafing to John de Châ-telmorant, who went to his feat to reft himfelf. The Englifh knight was (boa ready and in the field. They placed themfelves oppofke to iach other, when taking their knees, they bga*i their courfo on foot to tilt with their fpfars within the four members; for it was eftecmed difgraccfel to bit any part but the body. • * * They advanced m each other with great courage, completely armed, the vizor down and heftfcet lightly fixed on. John de Chttdmorauft gave the knight 270


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