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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 120



Ill from the lifts, as his ' friends told him he had ac-quitted himfelf with honour. s • The % next that prefented himfelf was a young gay knight from England, who fhone in tourna-ments, in dancing, and in finging, called fir John. ' Arundel. He fent his fquire to touch the war-* fhield of fir Reginald de Roye. The knight re-plied, that he wifhed for nothing more agreeable than to tilt , with him. Having received their . fpears, they galloped off at the fame moment, and gave and received hard blows on their fhields; but they kept their feats handfomely, and con-tinued their, career. Their lances having fallen from their hands, were reftored to them by thofe. appointed for that purpofe ; and they began their fécond courfe with blows on the helmets that made the fire fly, but they paffed on without further hurt. At the third onfet, the horfes fwerved; and the knights, in their attempt to ftrike, loft their lances, and with difficulty recovered them-felves. x At the fourth, they ftruck the helmets, but without harm or unhelmihg. At the fifth courfe, they hit each other on the targets, and broke their lances, without any other damage. Sir John Arundel completed his career, and re-turned to his friends. After this, Nicholas Stone, an Englifh fquire, fent to touch the war-fhield of fir Boucicaut. The knight feizing his lance, they fpurred againft each other and hit on the helmets ; but the fpears flipped off, and they paffed unhurt. Holding ftill their


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