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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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and fpear in hand. Each hit his adverfory's fhi€ldf and it was furprifing they were not pierced, for their lances were ftrong, and their heads well tern* pered ; but they pafled without further lofs than of their fpears, which fell to the ground. When they were picked up and given them, they again fpurred their horfes, and ftruck the helmets, but without effeâ:, and continued their career. At the, third courfe their horfes crofted. The lord de Saimpi, af the fourth, unhelmed fir John Bolcas, by a hard blow, and then the two knights returned tp their friends* . * * Thomelin Meffidon *, a young Englifh knight, well and richly armed, with a great defire to gain honour, feftt to touch the fhield of fir Boucicaut. The knight inftantly tame forth, and, having grafped hi$ lance, both fpurred their horfes ; and each made his ftroke by croiSng under the helmet: they puffed on without hurt or blame, but were not long before they fpurred on again. In this courfe, they hit very roughly on the targets ; Thomelin Meffidon fhivered his lance ; but fir Bouckapt's blow was fo fevere, it drove his opponent over the-crupper of his horfe to the ground. • " Thofe of his party ran to raife him up, and carried him off, for he tilted no more that day. Another fquire of England called Navarton, in-ftjptly Hepped forth, and fent to touch the war-Jhiçld of fir Boucicaut, faying he would revenge * Thomelin Meffi4u. It is Mffliden in the MSS. his 105


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