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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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St any one who dared to fight with him: that 1, as a knight of France, if-fuch were his meaning, of-fered to prove the contrary, being unwilling that, on his return to England, he fhould have the power of renewing his boaftings : that I was ready and defirous to afford him the pleafure of tilting three courfes with a lance, either that or any fu-ture day. Certainly, my lords, I made this offer for the honour of the kingdom of France and its chivalry, who are here prefent ; and it feemed to me, that he accepted my challenge with much'joy, and fixed the meeting for the morrow, on the fpot' where we were fpeaking. ' He then went to Calais, and I returned to Marquife/ where 1 provide! myfelf with the neceflary arms, as he was to do at Calais. On the morrow, according. to our ap- ' pointment, we ' met. ' He came well attended by fome of the garrifon of Calais, and fome of the knights and fquires of the borders came with nt© fuch as the lord de Montkarel and fir John de Longvilliers. When we met, we had but a fhoit ccmverfation, and then tilted with fpears of war, for we were both completely armed, to' the belt of our abilities. The fortune of the pom bat fell to me, for at the fécond courfe I drove my lance into him, and threw him on the ground. I then ^frent to fee what fituation he was in, and if he wHhed to continue the combat. The governor of Calais told me that what had been done tvas fuf-ficient, and that I might depart. This 1 did. You have ordered me hither, and here I am. I thought I had a&ed properly in fupport of hone


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