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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
page 291



SI©.. . depart hence this day to-morrow morning, after mais, you fhall witnefs the combat • between your fquire and ours, and then you (hall dine with me. Dinner over, you fhall fet out, and I will give you gopd guides to conduct you to Cherbourg.' They complied with his rçquefts, and, having drank of his wine, returned to their inn; Now the two fquires confultcd together, for it was fixed they fyould on the morrow morning engage without fail. When morning came, they both heard mafs, confeffed themfelves, and mounted their horfes ; the French being on one fide, and the Englifh on the other : they rode together to a fmooth plain on the outfide of the caftie, where they difmounted. John Boucmel had provided there two fuits of armour, according to his ppomife, which were good and ftfoog, tjie occafion demanded; haying had them, difplayed, he told the Englifh fquire to make the firft choice. € No,' faid the Englifhman, * I if ill not choofe : yoju fhall have the choice/ John WM thçrefbre forced to choofe firft, which he did, 'ajpsl Vffed himfelf completely (in doing which he w*P a$5fted), as a good* man at arms fhould bç„ Nicholas, did the, fame- When they were both spmçd, they grafpçd their fpcars, well made with ^wdeawt fteel and of the fame length y and eacii tjpgfc the pofitiop, proper for. him to run his courfe, with, their heknet* and vizors clofed. They then advanced, and, when they approached pretty near, they lowered their fpears, aiming them to hit each f|£ber. At the firft onfet, Nicholas Clifford ftruck With fys %caç Jolyi Boucmçi op the uppçr part of


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