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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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challenge on paper, that if any improper language were made ufe of, it qiight be.correâed ; for the king and his minifters wifhed to examine it, being junwilling that any improper or unufual terms ihould be ufed. , • , The three knights agreed that this would be right,. and, in reply to the kidg, faid they would inftantly obey his commands* They ordered. à clerk, with pens, paper and ink, into another apartment, and dictated to him as follows: * From the great defire we have to become ac-quainted with the nobles, gentlemen, knights and fquires bordering on the kingdom of France, as -well as with. thofe in the more diftant countries, we propofe being at St. Ingelvere *. the twentieth day of May next enfuing, and to remain , there for thirty days complete ; and on each of tjiefe thirty days, excepting the Fridays, we will de-liver from, their vows all knights, fquires and .gen-tlemen, from whatever countries they may come, with five courfes .with a fharp or blunt lance, ac-cording to their pleafurç,. or with both lances if more agreeable. On the outfide of our tents will .be hung our fhields, blazoned with our arms ; that is to fay^ with our targets of war and our fhields of peace. Whoever may choofe to tilt with us has only to come, or fend any one, the preceding day^ to touch with a rod either of thefe ihiçjds, according to his courage.. If he touch the target^ Jie fhall find an opponent ready on the # St. Ingelvere,—a village in Picafdy, soar Calais. 34


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