A discourse of military discipline devided into three boockes, declaringe the partes and sufficiencie ordained in a private souldier, and in each officer; servinge in the infantery, till the election and office of the captaine generall; and the laste booke treatinge of fire-wourckes of rare executiones by sea and lande, as alsoe of firtifasions [sic]. Composed by Captaine Gerat Barry Irish.
Barry, Gerat.

THE EIGHTE CHAP. To arme a rowes with artificiall Fire-wourckes.

AHies artificiall arowes beinge shote oute of greate or∣denance are goode to burne houses, or in cāpain̄a they are alsoe goode to burne the enemyes quarter, the ma∣ner who to arme them is to tacke apeece of stronge canuas boyled alitle in colofonia and to fill the same with the compositiones before thaughte to arme haulfe pikes, and that it be well bounde to the arowes with marlin corde, for the due proportion lenghte and weighte of thies arowes is required the asi∣stance of acuriouse matematisian, or of one of goode judgemente in givinge the necessarie instructiones for the makinge of them, severall man̄er of wayes, some to pearche shippes from side to side eyther above or under water, otheres to be shote afar of to burne houses or quarteres, greate curiositie and perfecte judgemente is required for the severall maner of wayes which thies arowes are to be handled and made acordinge to there severall executiones, some are made to bur∣ne the amunition of pouder in shippes if they chance hitt the same and whiche will pearche any shippe from side to side and are of farr greater execution then youre bulletes the draughe wherof the letter I. sheoweth.

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