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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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for the uncourteous manner in which he had run his firft courfe. He had not any defire to tilt more that day, The next who came forward was Robin Scorne-borne*, an able and gay fquire from England. He • fent to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpi, who was ready mounted and prepared to anfwer him. At their firft courfe they hit their helmets, and continued their career. At the next, they ftruck their bucklers, but unfuccefsfully, as before, excepting the lofs of their lances., Having received them again, they, on the " third onfet, placed their thrufts fo ably and forcibly on the vizors, that both were unhelmed, and finifhed their courfe. The Englifh fquire returned to his companions, and was ' idle during the reft of the* day. Another Englifh fquire, called John Merlan, now advanced. He bore for arms abend fable on à field argent, charged with three lion-heads fable, and fent to touch the war-target of fir Reginald de Roye. The knight anfwered, he was at his fer-vice. Having entered the lifts, they at the firft onfet gave violent blows on the helmets, but with-out any effeft, and, by firmly holding their lances, returned to their ftations without lofs of any kind. The fécond courfe, their fpearç met on their buck-lers, and the horfes were checked ; having thrown down _ their. lancçs, they continued their. career, each to his ftation, and made ready to tilt well the # lUbin Scorneborne. Q. Sherburn, or ShirburD. % "


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