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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.8

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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.8
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fpear In band, towards the barriers i every fi* p&ee* they halted, to drefs themfelves without opening their ranks. To fay the truth, it was a beautiful fight- • • : • • ' ^ N When they were come as far as they wlfhed, they halted for a Ihort time, and then advanced thejy front to begin the a&ion. They were gallantly re# eeived ; and, I believe^ had the two parties been in the plain, many more bold a&ions would have taken plage than it was poffible' to find an opportunity fo? whtfrettiey Were; for the barriers bduig çlofeiy fhut, prevented them from touching each other, . The marfhal hit fir John de Châtelmorant wjtfr his lance, as did fir John the marfhal ; for each wà» eager to hurt the other, but,* from the ftrength q{ their armour, they could not. Sir Thomas Pergy attacked Bat rois des Barres; Maubrun de Liniereç, fir William dé Montigny ; fir John d'Ambretf* court, fir Reginald de Roye ; the lord Talbqt, fir Triftan de la Jaille ; fo every man had his match ; and when they were fatigued or heated they re-tired, and other frefh knights and fquires renewed the fldrmifh. This was continued until paft eigh| o'clock : indeed, it was twelve before it was entirely over. • The archers next came to the barriers ; but the knights withdrew, for fear of the arrows, and ordered their crofs-bows and CaftiUians to oppofç fhem, which they did until noon, when the hifly varlets contused the fkirmiih until fun-fet, and the knights then returnee! frsfh aftd vigorous Jo re.-fi$ w it. Thus was the day employed until flight, when the Epglifli


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