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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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moirow to engage him in a mortal combat with three courfes with a lance : if the fhield,' he fhall be tilted with a blunted lance; and if bothihields are touched, he fhall be accommodated with both forts of combat. , ; € Every one who may come, or fend to touch our fhields, muff give in his name to • the perfons who fhall be appointed to the care of therm ' And all fuch foreign knights and fquires as fhall be defirous of tilting with us, fhaU bring with them fome noble friend, and we will do the fame on our parts, who will order what may be proper to" be done on either fide. -" We particularly entreat, fuôh noble knights or squires as may accept our challenge, to believe th^t we do not •' make it through prefumption, pride, or any ill will, but folety with a view of having their" honourable company, and making acquaintance" with them, which! we defire from the bottom of,our hearts. None of our targets fhall be covered With ft eel or iron, any more than thofe who may tilt with us; nor Thall there be any fraud, deceit or trick made ufe of, but what fhall be deemed honourable by the judges of the tournament. And that all gen-tlemen, knights and fquires, to whom thefe pre* fents fhall come, may depend on their authenticity, we have fet to them bur feals, with our arms, this twentieth day of November, at Montpellier, in the year of grace 1389/ Underneath was figned, Reginald de Roye, Boucicaut, Saimpi. The king of France was well pleafed with this courageous challenge of his three knights, and de- - D 2 clared 35


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