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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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lords, and have told them, that fir -lier* Cour* teney had held fuch and fuch infolent language agaînft the honour of the knights of France in « your prefence. They would then have ordered you how to.aft. Becaufe, therefore, you have hot done this, you have been thus punifhèd. Be another time Wore difcreet ; and return thanks for your deliverance to my lord of Bourboh and the lord de Coucy : they have exerted themfelves much to fervc you, as has the countefs de St. Pol j for that good lady took great pains that you fhould be acquitted.' The lord de Clary replied,— * Many thanks, my lords;' adding, iï certainly thought I was defervihg more praife than blame, when Ià&ed as I did/ * • ' • During the flay *f the king of Francear Mont-pellier, he gave a grand banquet to many ladies and damfels. of that town ; during which^ all I have jiift related was talked over, and the capfe was, that the three knights, who were defirous of holding the lifts againft all comers, wiftied to avoid felling- under like blame to the lord ' de Clary. • * : SirBoucicaut the younger, fir Reginald de feoyte and the lord de Saimpi, offered to hold a field df arms on the frontier of Calais, in the coùrfe of the enfuifig fummer, 'againft all foreign knights ^tnd fquires, for the fpace of thirty days, and to* tilt with blunt lances or others. The. king of France, as well as thofe prefent, thiriking thîs propofal was rather prefumptuous, rëffiôfiftrated. with them, and defired they would put down their * Vot, X. • I) . challenge 33


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