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Author: Leighton, Alexander, 1568-1649.
Title: Speculum belli sacri: Or The looking-glasse of the holy war wherein is discovered: the evill of war. The good of warr. The guide of war. In the last of these I give a scantling of the Christian tackticks, from the levying of the souldier, to the founding of the retrait; together with a modell of the carryage, both of conquerour and conquered. I haue applyed the generall rules warranted by the Word, to the particular necessity of our present times.
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Print source: Speculum belli sacri: Or The looking-glasse of the holy war wherein is discovered: the evill of war. The good of warr. The guide of war. In the last of these I give a scantling of the Christian tackticks, from the levying of the souldier, to the founding of the retrait; together with a modell of the carryage, both of conquerour and conquered. I haue applyed the generall rules warranted by the Word, to the particular necessity of our present times.
Leighton, Alexander, 1568-1649.

[Amsterdam]: Printed [by the successors of Giles Thorp], anno 1624.
Alternate titles: Speculum belii sacri Looking-glasse of the holy war.
Notes:
Dedications and "To the reader" signed: A.L., i.e. Alexander Leighton.
The words "the evill of war. The good of warr. The guide of war." are bracketed together on the title page.
Identification of printer and place of publication from STC.
Running title reads: The looking-glasse of the holy war.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A05289.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE MOST ILLVSTI∣OVS PRINCE, FREDERICK KING OF Bohemia, Count Palatine of the Rhine, &c. As also to the most vertuous Lady ELIZABETH, Queen of Bohemia, and onely daughter to the great and mighty King of Great Brittain.
TO THE PRINCE HIS HIGHNES CHARLES, The Hope of great Brittain.
TO THE HONOVRABLE AND HIGH COVRT OF PARLIAMENT.
TO THE TRVELY SINCERE READER.
A TABLE OF THE CONTENTS of the Chapters.
Speculum belli Sacri: OR THE LOOKING GLASSE OF THE HOLY WARRE.
CHAPTER I. The Evill of Wars.
CHAP. II. Of the good of War.
CHAP. III. Of the Guide of Warre.
CHAP. IIII. Of the Authority required in waging War.
CHAPT. V. Of the Ʋertue of a Souldier.
CHAPT. VI. Of the Fitnesse of the Souldier.
CHAP. VII. Of Discipline in Generall.
CHAP. VIII. Of the lawfull undertaking of War.
CHAPT. IX. Against whom to War.
CHAP. X. The orderly pursuit of War.
CHAP. XI. Gods presence first of all to be sought.
CHAP. XII. Of depriving the Enimy of all Means.
CHAP. XIII. War must be as well Offensiue as Defensiue.
CHAP. XIIII. Of the safe leading of the Forces.
CHAP. XV. The manner of safe Incamping.
CHAPT. XVI. The Fixing of the Coulours.
CHAP. XVII. The Matter of the Camp.
CHAP. XVIII. Campe Discipline.
CHAPT. XIX. The Motions and Actions of War.
CHAP. XX. VVar especially requireth Councell.
CHAP. XXI. The evill of evill Counsell, or want of good Counsell.
CHAP. XXII. That great Ones must use Counsell.
CHAP. XXIII. The Qualification of Councellours.
CHAPT. XXIIII. Of the particularities of the Counsell of War.
CHAP. XXV. Gods word the ground of Counsell.
CHAP. XXVI. Gods Ministers the disposers of this sacred Counsell.
CHAP. XXVII. The wise carriage of Counsell.
CHAP. XXVIII. The execution of things consulted on.
CHAP. XXIX. The true use of Stratagems.
CHAP. XXX. The Oppugnation of an Hold.
CHAP. XXXI. The carriage of the Besieged.
CHAP. XXXII. The Exercising of Forces in the Field.
CHAP. XXXIII. The ordering of the Battell.
CHAP. XXXIIII. The Ioyning of Battel.
CHAP. XXXV. The Fight it selfe.
CHAP. XXXVI. The Generals and Souldiers part in Fight.
CHAP. XXXVII. Of the Issue of the hattle in Generall.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of the Carriage of the Conquerour.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of the true Vsofe Victory.
CHAP. XL. Of the moderation of the Conquerours passions, and of his Temperance.
CHAP. XLI. The carriage of the conquered in Generall.
CHAP. XLII. Of acknowledging the defeat to be from God.
CHAP. XLIII. The mooving cause of the defeate is to be observed.
CHAP. XLIIII. Of quitting God of all injustice.
CHAP. XLV. Of humiliation for sin, and forsaking of it.
CHAP. XLVI. Of the generous behaviour of the conquered in regard of his enemie.
CHAP. XLVII. Of the patience of the conquered.
CHAP. XLVIII. Of the Hope of the Conquered.
CHAP. XLIX. Of the end of Warre.
Errata.