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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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fir Boucicaut, who inftantly advanced.from his pa* vilion prepared to obey the fummons. • Having received their fpeaçs and bucklers, and eyed each other for a fhort time, they fpurred on their horfes, and both ftruçk. violent blows on the helmets j but, as the points of the lances flipped off, they continued their .courfe to theif dations. Keeping the iancçs in the refts, they recommenced the tilt, and met with fqch force on their bucklers, that had not their fpears broken, much mifchief might .have enfued. . When they had refted a while and had new lances, they ran a third courfe with great violence, and hit the: vizors fo fairly and well, that both wçre unhelfnçd; they continued their career, and then retired to their own people. The Englifh knight .did nothing more thi? "day, for he was told that he had performed well, and muft give way to others, Alain Bourçh *, an able and expert Englifh fquire, fent to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpi, who came from his pavilion in obedience to the call. They gave blows on their helmets, at the firft onfet, that made the fire fparkle, but no other harm was done. At the fécond tilt, their lances met on their bucklers with fuch force as fhivered them in pieces, but they continued their career unhurt. They were quickly fupplied with new lances; and, fpurring oft the third time, they placed their thrufts fo well and ftrong that they * Alain Bourch. Q. Birch. Lord Bernera calls hip Alayr.s Borowe. I 3 wer lit


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