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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.9

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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.9
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that it increafed their difficulties. The lord de Coucy fhone with bniiliancy. The tilts were continued without relaxation until night, when the ladies were conducted to their hotels. The queen of France and her attendants were led back to the hôtel of St. Pol, where was the moil magnificent banquet for thé ladies ever heard of. The feal and dancing lafted until fen-rife, md the prize of the tournament was given, with the aient of the ladies and heralds, to the {ring, as being the heft filter on the opponents' fide, and the prize for the holders of the lifts was given to the hake de Flandres, baftard-brother to the duchefs of Burgundy. On account of the complaints the knights made of the dull which had prevented many from exerting themfelves to the ntmoft at the late tournament, the king ordered the lifts to be wa-tered.—Two hundred water-carriers were em-ployed on the Wednefday to water the fquare, but, notwithâaiidtag their efforts* there was iH a fuOiciency of duft. The. count de St. Pol arrived this Wednefiiay %might from England, having made hafte to he prefent at thefe feafts, and had left fir John de Châtel-morsnt to follow with the treaty of the truce. The count de St. Pol was kindly received fey the king sad his lords: his countefs, who had fceçB near the perfon of the queen mt thefe fef-tivals, was rejoiced at his arrival. • In th* afternoon of the Wednefdayf thirty fquires, who had been in attendance the preced-• • ing 870


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