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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.10

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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.10
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fevere a blow with his ftiff and well-tempered lance, that it pierced the target, and, entering deeply into the Ihoulder, ftruck him off his horfe. The lofd de Clary, having fo ably tilted, pafled on, and finished his èareer as an accomplifhed knight fcould, and remained quiet, but feeing the englifli knight was unhorfed, furrounded by his friends as he lay on the ground, and thinking that he might have wounded him, for his lance with the blow was fhi-vered in pieces, rode towards him. The EnglHh advanced to meet him, faying he was not a courteous filter. #Why fof replied the lord de Clary. * Becaufe you have thruft your lance into fir Piers* ftouMer: you ought and could have tilted more fiberally/ Ht was not my part to be over courteous j for 1 was ready prepared to meet with fuch am accident, or perhaps a worfe, if it had fo happened; but fince he had fuch pleafure in jutting, alk him, or I will for you, if he be fatisfied, or wifli for more/ Shr John Bernes, upon this, faid, ' No, fir knight: you may depart, for you have done enough/ The lord de Clary went away with his company, and the Engliih carried fir Piers Courteney to Calais, that his wound might be attended to and cured. The lord de Clary returned to France, expefting to receive great praife for the goodly aft he thought he had done ; but I will tell you how it turned out. • • When it was made known to the king of France, the duke of Burgundy, and their council, that,the lord de Clary, in accompanying fir Piers Courteney, Jiad fought with, and fo dangeroufly wounded him, - that 28


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