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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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naf was nnhelmed a fécond time, and then tt+ turned to his companions, not tilting more that day. • • A fquire from England, whofe name Was John Scot, fent to have the war-fhield of the lord de . Saimpi touched. He immediately appeared, and at their onfet they gave fuch blows on their tar-gets as flopped their horfes j but^ their lances • being ftrong, they neither broke nor fell out of their hands. The fécond courfe was well per-formed : the lord de Saimpi hit his adverfary ; but Scot had more fuccefs in unhelming him, for • which he was much applauded by his countrymen* The lord de Saimpi was foon re-helmed.; and, grafping his fpear, they fpurred againft each other with great violence. They placed their blows o%% their targets1 but with a force that drove John Scot out of his faddle to the ground, and thus did the lord de Saimfi revenge himfelf. The fquire was raifed, and carried off by his companions. Bernard Stapleton, an Englifh fquire, fent to ftrike the lord de Saimpi's fhield, who was not difmounted from his laft tilt. They met, and hit each other on the helmets fo forcibly as tp make the fparks fly from them ; but they paffed on without hurt and returned to their pofts. StilJL ~ grafping their fpearS, they couched them, and at this fécond courfe ftruck very fevere blows on thier targets, but kept their feats well, without falling or ftaggering, to the end of their career. The third lance ftruck tfye helmets, and both were unhelmed. • The Englifh fquire returned ' from 110


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