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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 118



great vexation, and returned to their pofts. Their lances, which they had accidentally dropped, were given to them, and they fet off on their third - courfe. This time they hit dn the vizors of their helmets ; and, by the force and eroding of their lances, both were unhelmed as they paffed. The tilt was much applauded for its corre&nefs and vigour. When they were returned to their pofts, the EngHfti told John Savage, that he had very honourably performed, and that it was now time for him to make way for others to tilt as well as him-felf. He complied with this, and, laying afide his lance and target, difmounted, and rode on a "hack-ney to witnefs the performances of others. An Englifli fquire, named William Bafquenay, qpufin to the earl marfhal, came forth fully armed for the occafion, and fent to have thr war-fhield of fir Boucicaut ftricken. The knight inftantly made his appearance at the end of the lifts, and each galloped towards the other as ftraight as they could. They ftruck their helmets gallantly ; and the blow was fo effeftual on the vizors that they were both unhelmed, and continued their courfe without further hurt. Their friends who were near re-adjufted their armours ; and, giving them their fpears, they commenced their fécond courfe by defperate ftrokes on their targets ; but, the lances breaking, no harm was done, and they con-tinued their career. * They were fupplied with new lances, that were ftout; and good ; but, from the fault of their horfes, they miffed tlieir ftrokes. At the fourth lance, they hit ; and William Bafque-nay % 109 -


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