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Author: Hope, William, Sir.
Title: The fencing-master's advice to his scholar: or, A few directions for the more regular assaulting in schools. Published by way of dialogue, for the benefit of all who shall be so far advanced in the art, as to be fit for assaulting. By the author of The Scots fencing-master, and Sword-mans vade-mecum.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The fencing-master's advice to his scholar: or, A few directions for the more regular assaulting in schools. Published by way of dialogue, for the benefit of all who shall be so far advanced in the art, as to be fit for assaulting. By the author of The Scots fencing-master, and Sword-mans vade-mecum.
Hope, William, Sir.

Edinburgh: printed by John Reid, at his printing-house in Bells-wynd, anno Domini, 1692.
Alternate titles: Fencing-master's advice to his scholar Few directions for the more regular assaulting in schools. Fencing master's advice to his scholar, by way of dialogue. Original contract of the Society of Sword Men in Scotland.
Notes:
The author of The Scots fencing-master, and Sword-mans vade-mecum = Sir William Hope.
Caption titles on p. 11: "The fencing master's advice to his scholar, by way of dialogue"; and on p. 87: "The original contract of the Society of Sword Men in Scotland.".
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Society of Sword Men in Scotland -- Early works to 1800.
Fencing -- Training -- Scotland -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A44422.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the Honourable SOCIETY OF SWORD-MEN IN SCOTLAND.
To all who are fit for Assaulting.
THE Fencing Master's ADVICE TO HIS SCHOLAR, By way of Dialogue.
How a FENCING-SCHOOL should be Ordered, for the better accommodation of the Scholars.
Laws to be Observed In All FENCING SCHOOLS.
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II.
III.
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V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
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X.
XI.
XII.
XIII.
XIV.
law
circumstances
Circumstance first.
Circumstance second.
Circumstance Third.
Circumstance Fourth.
RƲLES to be Observed in the first Cir∣cumstance.
RULE 1.
RULE 2.
RULE 3.
RULE 4.
RƲLES to be Observed in the second Cir∣cumstance.
First General RƲLE.
Second General RƲLE
Particular RƲLES for the second Circumstance.
RULE 1.
RULE 2.
RULE 3.
RULE 4.
RULE 5.
RULE. 6.
RULE 7.
RULE 8.
RULE 9.
RULE 10.
RƲLES to be observed in the third Circumstance.
The GRAND OBJECTION Against FENCING.
Particular RƲLES for the third Circumstance.
RULE 1.
RULE 2.
The most difficult Humour to oppose in any IGNORANT.
RULE 3.
RULES to be Observed in the fourth Circumstance.
The QƲESTION.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
RƲLES to be Observed in playing for a PRIZE.
RƲLE 1.
RULE 2.
RULE 3.
RULE 4.
RULE 5.
RULE 6.
RULE 7.
RULE 8
RULE. 9.
conclusion
POSTSCRIPT