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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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having not difmounted from the tits with lord Clifford* The lord Beaumont did not manage Ms lance well, and hit Bouckaut on the iide ; but fir Boucicaut ftruck him fo fall on the middle of his fliield that it drove him to the ground, and con-tinued his courfe. Lord Beaumont was raifed up by his attendants and remounted. The lord dc Saimpi then prefented himfelf, and they tilted two courfes vary handfomely without hurt to cither. Sir Peter Courteney, who was anxious to en* gage and to run fix lances, fent a fquire to touch râth a rod the three Ihields of war. This caufed a good deal of furprife, and he was aiked what wçre his intentions by fo doing. He replied, that he wilhed to tilt with each of the French knights two lances, if no misfortune befel him, and he entreated they would comply with his re-queft They were ready to confent to it, and fir Reginald de Roye firft offered himfelf. Having made themfelves ready, they fpurred their horfes, and took good aim not to mils their ftroke j but, from the reftivenefs of their horfes, they failed. ^ Ihey were much vexed, and returned to their places. On the fécond courfe, they met full gallop ; and fir Reginald de Roye, having un-helmed his adverfary, returned gently towards his pavilion, his two courfes being completed. t Sir Peter Courteney being armed once more, the lord de Saimpi advanced, and their lances were broken at the firft' fhock : 8 they continued their courfe, when new lances were given them. They ^yanced tow^rcfc each other futioufly, and the lore 95


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