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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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' m John Holland^ feeing this, few Ms fquire to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpu This knight, Who was waiting for the combat, fallied out from bis pavilion, and took his lance and fhield* Whai the earl faw he was ready,' he violently fpurred Ms horfe, as did the lord de Sairapu They couched their lances, and pointed them at each other. At the onfet, theif or fes crofted ; notwithftand* ing Which, they met ; but by this croffing, which Was blamed, the earl was unheimed. He returned to bis people, who foon re-helmed him ; and, having refumed their lances, they met full gallop, and hit each other with fuch force in the middle of their fhieids, that they would have been un-hofftd had they not kept tight feats .by thé .preffure df their tegs againft the horfes' fides. They went to the proper places, where they refrefhed them* felves.and took breath. ' Sir John Holland, who had a great defire té (bine at this tournament, had his helmet braced and grafped his fpear again ; when the lord dé Saimpi, feeing him advance on a gallop, did not décline meeting, but, fpurring hfe horfe on in-ftantly, they gave blows on their helmets, that were luckily of well-tempered fteel, which made fparks of fire fly from them. At this cburfe, the lord de Saimpi loft his helmet ; but the two knights continued their career, and teturtted to their places. This tilt was much praifed ; and the Eâglift and Ftench faid, that the earl of 4îûfltingdon, fir Boucicattt and the lord de Saimpi* had excel* . .. lently


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