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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 fecond tilt with great courage, and ftruck. fuch blows on their helmets as made the fire fly from them. It was a handfome courfe, and no damage done. They repaired to their pofts, and fpurred again for the third time. In this tilt, Sequaqueton was feverely unhelmed, ajid on the point of falling, both himfelf and horfe, for he daggered confiderably. The fquire, when on his feet, returned to his companions and tilted • no more : " indeed, there was an end to the whole for the day, as It was now late. The Englifh colle&ed together, and returned to Calais, as did the French to Saint Inglevere. You muft know, though I have npt before made mention of% it, that king Charles of France was prefent at thefejufts. Being young, and defirous of witnefiing extraordinary fights, he would have been much vexed if he had not feen thefe tourna-ments. He was therefore prefent ( at the early part and latter end of them, attended only by the lord de Garencieres ; but both fo difguifed that nobody knew of it ; and they returned every even-ing to Marquife *.. The enfuing day, Wednefday, was as fine as the foregoing j and the Englifh, who had crafted the fea to take part in or view this tournament, mounted their horfes, at the fame hour as on the preceding day, and rode to the place appointed for the lifts, to the delight of the French, who * Marquife,—a town in Picardy, fii» leagues from Calais, fhree and 1-half from Boulogne. j . were 107


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