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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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knee, that their lances mud have pierced the # bucklers, if the horfes had hot fwerved. They finilhed their courfé, throwing down their lances, mi completed their career like good tilters, in CJE» sellent array to their pofb* Having received their fpears, they fet off as faft as their horfes could carry them, and, on their meeting, hit the vizors of tht helmets feverely. The tilt was loudly applauded, / for they were both unhelmed, and bare-headed all but the fcull-caps; they, finilhed their career, and then returned to their friends, far they had excel-lently performed. ' - An EngEJh fquire, called Nicholas Leau*, wdi Bfld elegantly armed, advsmced, having a great defire to try hif fkill in arms. He fent to ftrike thf war-target of the lord de Saimpi, who was al-ready mounted and armed, in front of his pavilion, with his buckler on his hreaft, blazoned with his arms. He grafped his {pear, and flew to the lifts with the eageraefs of a hawk to feize his prey. The Englifh fquire did the fame, and, fetting off" atfull fpeed, they gave fuch blows on,their buck* lers, that their lances were fhivcred : it wa$ fortu-nate they broke, or the knights muft have been greatly hurt, or unhorfed, but they kept their feats irmly. When returned to their ftations, they were fupplied with new lances, and with them, at the fécond courfe, made the fire fly from their .fielmets : no other damage was done, for the fpears. }iad crofled, and they continued their career to their ? Nicholai IAQXU 0. Low, * pofti 129


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