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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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to their pleàfure, and they would be tilted pifb agreeably to their requeft. On .the 21ft of the month of May, as it had been proclaimed, the three knights were properly mrmed and their horfes ready faddled according to the laws of the tournament. On the fame day, thofe knights who were in Calais fallied forth, either as fpeâators m tilters, and, being arrived at the fpot, drew up on one fide. Hie place of the tournament was finooth, and green with grafs. Sir John Holland was the firft who fent his iqinre to touch the war-target of fir Bouckaut, who in* ftantly iffued from his pavilion completely armed. Having mounted his horfe, and grafped his ipear, which was ftiff and well fteeled, they took their diftances. When the two knights had for a Jhort time eyed each other, they (purred their , horfes and met full gallop wkh fuch force that fir Bond-caut pierced the fliield of the earl of Huntingdon, and the point of Ms lance flipped along his arm, but without wounding him- The two knights, having paflcd, continued their gallop to the end of the lift. This courfe was much praifed. At the fécond courfe^ they hit each other flightly, but no harm was done; and their horfes refufcd to complete the third. • . : The earl of Huntingdon, who wiihed to con* tinue the tilt, and was heated, returned to Wf place, expeOkg that fir Boucicaut would call for his lance ^ hut hp P mh and fcewed plainly he would not that day tik more, with 4the earl. Sir John -'91 •


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