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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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. 8y from them, ând it was aftonifhing they kept them on their -heads. No harm being done, each returned to his poft, where they made no long . ftay before they began their fécond courfe with great vigour, each hitting on his opponent's tar-get : the horfes fwerved, which prevented this from being a handfome or effeâual tilt, but this they could not help* At the third lance they met, and the blow was fo well placed, that the Englifh-man was unhelmed, and pafled on to his poft bare-headed all but the fcull-cap, and would not that day tilt more. A young knight, whofe name was fir John Tallboys, next made his appearance, completely armed, and fent to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpi. That knight was ready for the tilt, and, having grafped his fpear,. ftuck fpurs into his Jiorfe ; their firft onfet was fo rough, their lances - were fliivered. The two knights pafled each other without other damage, and were not long before they began their fécond courfe, having • received fiew lances, of which there wa$ a provifion ready, ' all of the fame length. "From, the fault of their horfes, though they aimed well, they miffed hitting; but the third courfe was well performed, for they unhelmed each other, and ' then each retired to his own party, and the Englifli knight did nothing •pore that day. Sir Godfrey de Seca next prefented himfelf: he was a gallant, knight, and fhewed, by his manner of; riding and bearing his lance, that he was ?n able filter, and defirous of renown* He sent his - 1 - fquire


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