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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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to the lifts. At their ifft courfe, they miffed fhelf ftroke, from their horfes running out of the line, whkh vexed them much. They were not long before they again fet off, full gallop, and, when they met* gave fuch blows on the helmets as made them ftrike fire; they paffed on without lofs but pf their fpqars. As fooa as they were returned to their ftations, their lances were brought them, and after a {hort delay, they began their third courfe. They both hit with great force on the bucklers; but fir James $crope's lance broke, while fir ReT pUftld unhorfed Mm opponent and continued his career* |3ir James was raifçd from the ground by his attendants, and did no more that day. • Another JSngiilh knight, called fir William Maf* quelee, wa& ready to enter the lifts, and to engage with whoever pleafed; for he had erofièd the fea with the ml of Huntingdon in this view. Ha fent to touch the war-target of fir Boucicaut, who had his buckler fattened, and inftantly advanced to meet his adversary. They both at the fame mo-ment fpurred their horfes, which were frefli and eager to.begin the courfe; for, the very ipftant they felt the points, they bounded forward. The two knights took good aim, and mutually gave fuch ftrokes on tbepr helmets that fire fparkled from them; and, though the points of the laaces flipped qff, the til* was much praifed by ail prefent. They ço&tinued their career to Jtheir different ftations, but did not make any long ftay before they again fpurred their horfes and couched their /pears, for they did not drop, them, and met with fuch vion lencC| 122


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