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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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tilled H9 n*ore tint day, far he vas .fold he had dpae eaotpgh. After this, fir Nicholas Clinton, a.young Eng-fijh knight, jeât to touch the target of the lord de Saimpi/ who immediately appeared ready sfsned aqd mounted* The two knights fpnrred their horfes, bearing their fpears in good array: iffcen &£$r, &ey fttuck their opponent's target with fuch, vfoknfie thifcthp. fteel remained faced} mid k is wtmdeiful' m other haimènfued, for they Were both yétfftg of good, courage, and did not fpare tfaemfeke^ They, .neither Mi nor were wounded* but their iafcees were flrivered to pieces* They tften'pafled on,, each to his poft. The fe--coad çourfe vas wieii tiked: they-ftruck each on the helmets, but, as it was on the top, they did • tip damage* and pafled on. At the third courfe with lances, the horfes fwerved, to their forrow ; and, at the fourth,, the lord de Saimpi unhelmed * the Englifh knight, who ietnrned to his?.country- * men* and tilted no more, for they affured Mm he had behaved moft valiantly, and that be muft allow others to have their fhare. . • • When fir Nicholas Clinton was1 returned from the lifts, a gallant knight of England, nearly re- • lated to the qarl of Huntingdon^ called William Stamart, left his tent, and fent to touch the target of fir Reginald de Roye, who appeared to meet ' him* Each having taken his poft, fhey vigorously fpurred their horfea, and gave fiscb blows on their fttieids, that k was furprifing they were not un- horfed; 100


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