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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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us were both unhdmed, and completed their courfe? the Englifyman retired to his countrymen, to allow others to (hew their {kill and valour. An Englifh fquire, called John Storp *, fent W touch the target of fir Boucicaut, who iffued forth but: of his pavilion, and, his horfe bang ready, jnpunted him, and entered the lifts. They failed in their firft fcourfe, from the fault of their horfes. When returned to their ftations, they were not long before they ran the fécond ; and, although they gave each other fevere blows on the helmet, no mifchief enfued. At the third courfe, IJohn Scrope was forcibly ftruck to the ground; whence he was raifed by his friends, and did no more that day. '* A Bohemian knight now advanced, who was of the houfehold of the queen . of England, called fir Herchauce. ' He was efteemed a ftrong and expert tilter, and bore for his arrns three griffin\ feet fable on a fhield argent ongle with azure. When hé entered the lifts, he was aflçed which of the three knights he wifhed to tilt with : hô replied, f With Boucicaut/ On this, an Englifh fquire was fent, according to the regulations, to touch fir Boucicaut's war-target. The knight, having kept himfelf prepared for any fummons, left his pavilion, and, having fattened his buckler and grafped his lance, entered the lifts, ' Pis op-ponent was then ready to meet him; and, fpurring their horfes, they thought to give full ftrokes; ,* John Storp. Lo/d Bernçrs—Scrope. but


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