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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 122



lis frifky Englifh knight advanced, who was eager to gain renown. His name wasi fir John Clifeton*, and he bore for arms a field argent, fretted azure, with a mullet argent in chief. He fent his fquire to touch the war-fhield of fir Reginald de Roye, who was much pleafed at the fummons. Having taken their flations and received their lances, they fpurred their horfes and hit each other full on the helmets, but pafled " and completed their career. They kept their lances in the refis, and were not long before they commenced the fécond courfe, * in which they gave heavy thrufts on their fhields, but without any lofs, except of their fpears, which fell to the ground. Having received their lances, they hit each other, on the third courfe, fuch blows on the tops of the helmets as made the fire fly. At the fourth courfe their horfes fwerved, to their great disappointment. The fifth was well performed, for each broke his lance. The two knights grew warm, and plainly fhewed they were defirous of trying each other's valour to the utmoft. When at their flations they had frefh lances given them, that were flifF enough ; and, after a. fhort delay, they again fpurred their horfes, and laid in fuch blows on the helmets that both were unhelmed. This courfe was greatly praifed by all prefent, and when they had completed their career, they returned to their countrymen ; for the lùiglifh knight tilted no more that day. When this was finifhed, a fquire from England, * Sir John Clifeton. Q. Clifton. VOL.X. I called


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