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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 112



fquire to touch the war-target of fir Reginald de Roye. That knight came forward inftantly, as he was ready mounted, and, placing himfelf properly for the tilt, they both fet off full gallop, and gave fuch blows on their targets, that • though their fpears, from their ftrength, did not break, they remained faftened to the fhields, and by dint of hard pufhing, the horfes were checked : each knight returned to his poft without lofing his lance, but bearing it handfomely before him. ' Having placed them in their refts they again fpurred their horfes, which were ftrong and aftive, but by their fwerving they miffed their ftroke arid dropped their fpears. Thole near picked them up and re-turned them, and again they renewed the tilt j for they were heated, and feemed unwilling to fpare each other. The Englifh knight hit fir Reginald a very fe-vere blow on the top of his helmet, without other-wife damaging him ; but fir Reginald gave him fo ftrong a thruft on the target, (for at that time he was counted one of the ftouteft tilters in France, and was fmitten with love for a young lady, that made all his affairs profper) it pierced through it as well as his left arm: the fpear broke as it entered, the butt end falling to the ground, the other flicking in the fhield, and the fteel in the arm. The knight, however, did not for this fail to finifh his courfe gallantly ; but his companions came to him, and the broken fpeaç and fteel were extracted, the blood ftaunched, and (he arm tied up. Sir Reginald returned to his H 4 friends* 103


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