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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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the other on the vizof. Sir Boucicaut broke bit lance, but not fo the Englifh knight ; for he em-! ployed it with fuch force that he not only un-helmed, but made the blood fpout from his nofe as he bore off the helmet of fir Boucicaut, who then retired to his pavilion : he tilted no more that day, for it was now nearly vefpers. Sir Peter Shirborne, however, would not; defift, until he had completed his number of lances ; he, in. confe-quénce, fent his fquire to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpi, who was prepared to meet him. - The two knights fpurred on violently againft each other, and hit on the top of their helmets ; but the lancés flipt oyer,, and they pafled each other without hurt. The fpe^ators faid, had their fpears been pointed lowçr, and the fhields received the blows, one or both muft have fuf-- fered feverely from the fhock. The next courfe they ftruck full on their targets, and broke their lances into three parts; but, the blow of .the lord de Saimpi was fo ftrong that the Englifh knight loft his feat and fell on the ground, from whence, hcrwever, he inftantly arofe, and was led by his attendants from the lifts. The lord de Saimpi returned to his poft, view-ing the ftate of his adverfary, and fhewing his will-ingnefs to renew the tilt with him he had over-thrown or with any other j but none came forward, as it was now rime to leave off for this day, and return to their hôtels. The Eaglifli and fuch as had accompanied them, fet off full gallop for Calais, 08


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