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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 121



their fanées in the refts, they let off âgaiii, and hit fo hard on the targets, that the ho*fe& dag-gered with the fhock, and the knights dropped their fpears. When they had received their lancée» they again galloped off full fpeed, and their blows on the helmets were effectual : at leaft the Englifh {quite loft his helmet and retired, for his friends faid he had done enough. Another fquire from England, called John Mat-(hal, advanced to the lifts, completely armed, and fent to touch the War-target of fir Boucicaut, who replied, he was ready, and waiting to be called upon. At their firft courfe they hit each other on the targets, but the knees fell to the ground, and they returned to their ftations without other damage. On their being reftored, they continued their tilt, and ftruck hard blows on the helmets without any thing more, and puriued their career, bearing their lances handfomely before them. When they had refted a little, they con-sidered how they could beft annoy each other, and, having aimed well, fpurred on their horfes. John Màrfhal gave fuch a thruft on Boucicaut's ihield, that his lance was broken to the ftump, and Boucicaut's blow unhelmed his opponent, atod drove him on the crupper of his horfe. The fquire, notwithftanding, completed his courfe with* out falling, and then went to his companions, who faid he ought now to be fatisfied, for that he had well performed. ' When the fquire had withdrawn, a young and frifky


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