The theorike and practike of moderne vvarres discoursed in dialogue vvise. VVherein is declared the neglect of martiall discipline: the inconuenience thereof: the imperfections of manie training captaines: a redresse by due regard had: the fittest weapons for our moderne vvarre: the vse of the same: the parts of a perfect souldier in generall and in particular: the officers in degrees, with their seuerall duties: the imbattailing of men in formes now most in vse: with figures and tables to the same: with sundrie other martiall points. VVritten by Robert Barret. Comprehended in sixe bookes.
Barret, Robert, fl. 1600.

The Conclusion.

Thus hauing finished in fine these Military discourses, wherein I haue marched farther then I meant at the first, drawne on (Gentlemen) by your diuerse and curi∣ous demaundes, and what reformations I haue herein desired, or what amisses & errors I haue herein committed, I yeelde the same to be considered and refor∣med, by the wisedome of those whose experience, authority, and good indeuour▪ may be answerable to the performance therof: desiring that the same may be dee∣med as proceeding from a soldier, who more of zeale then of any desire to offend, hath penned these rough discourses: wishing that himselfe, and all others, may take occasion thereby to amend what is in euery of vs amisse. Beseeching our heauenly Chieftaine,*Iehouah, thas as herein, so in all other inconueniences, any waie hindering the florishing state of our Noble Common-weale, the necessitie of this, & euery other action may take such roote in the beholders thereof, as that, with such conuenient regard as they ought, they will endeuour, euery man in his degree, the redresse and wished reformation of the same; with the due regard of our daungerous times: each honest man (of what degree soeuer) inuesting himselfe with the honourable habite of the true feare of God, vnfained loy∣alty to our good Queene and Prince, perfect fidelity to our countrie, and syn∣cere loue and affection to our wiues, children, and friends: and finally respect∣ing the generall reputation and honour of our Realme and nation.