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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
page 106



• • • Vf various countries, ordered his fquire to touch the flrield of the lord de Saimpi, who was already armed and mounted. - On receiving his lance, he fpurred his ftoffe againft the Englifli knight, and the ihock of their fpears againft the targets în-ftantly forced them to flop. ,Each returned to his poft, and it was not long before they commenced their fécond courfe #ith equal vigour : but when near, the horfes fwerved, which prevented their ftroke.. To their forrow, they were thus obliged to feturn again to the end of the lifts. They were more fuccefsful the third courfe ; for they ft ruck each other with fuch force, that the vizors of their helmets were broken off : the knights continued their career, and the Engiifhman tilted no more that day. Sir Peter Shirborne, a young knight, but of good courage, fent his fquire to touch the war-fliield of fir Boiicicaut. The knight was ready to anfwer him, for he was armed and • on horfeback leaning on his fpear to wait for an adventure. Per-ceiving himfelf called upon, he raifed his fpear, and looked to fee what his adverfary was abolit, and, obfer?ing- that he was handling hit horfe, did the fame. When they began their courfe, they couched their fpears, thinking to make Aire Wows; but they were difappointed, to their • great Vexa* t!on, by the fwèrving of their horfes, whîéh forced them to returrf to their pofts. They determined to manage them better at thei* fécond tilt, and ipurted them both fo vigorously, they each ftruck VOL. X ' H * the


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