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.
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THE CONTENTES OF THIS VVourcke set dovvne in breefe.

IN the firste Booke are contained the military instru∣ctiones necessary to be observed in the noble profession of armes a mongste the Infantery, from a private Soul∣dior, till the election and office of a Campe-master of a Regimente of Infantery.

The seconde Booke treatinge of the election of a Campe-master generall, whiche nexte to the Captaine generall is the cheefe conductor of an army, after followes the election of the Captaine generall of the Artillery, and finishenge with the office of a Captaine generall of an army.

The thirde Booke treatinge of Fire-wourckes of rare executiones by sea and lande, and of the confines of a Kingdome, and the goo∣de lawes to be observed in the same, and howe it is to be fortified by arte or by nature, or by bothe, to withstande the enemyes a temptes, and the necessary courses convenente to be taken.

    A brife Table of the Chapteres, and moste notableste thinges contained in this wourcke.
  • THe I. Chapter declaringe the partes required in a private Soul∣dior. fol. 1
  • The II. Chapter treatinge of the election and office of a Cor∣porall of a Company of Infantery. fo. 10
  • The III. Chapter declaringe the aproved partes, and suficiencie of a Sardgente of a Company of Infantery, and howe he is to be ele∣cted. fo. 12
  • The IV. Chapter treatinge of the election and office of an Ensigne Bearer, or Alferis of a Company of Infantery, and the goode par∣tes ordained in him. fo. 16
  • The V. Chapter treatinge of the election of a Captaine of a Compa∣ny of Infantery, and many goode partes and suficiency required in him. fo. 20
  • The VI. Chapter treatinge of the office of a Sardgente mayor, mar∣chinge with his Regimente to garison. fo. 29
  • Page  [unnumbered]The VII. Chapter treatinge of the office of a Sardgent mayor, mar∣chinge with his Regimente in campaina. fo. 51
  • A discourse of sundrie and variable sortes of Squadrones of severall sortes of armes withe theire generall rules and proufes with neowe invented breviationes to that effecte, in bringinge to lighte many deepe curiosities of importance leifte in obscurity by many Aucto∣res; which nowe are reduced into theyre perfection, as muche as military science, and the rules of Mathematike and Arithmeticke can a fourde, with neowe envented tables and brevasiones of im∣portance. fo. 61
  • The election and office of a Campe-master of a Regimente of Infan∣tery, with whiche finisheth the firste Booke of this wourcke. fo. 140

    The Table of the seconde Booke.
  • THe I. Chapter treatinge of the election and office of a Campe-master generall of an army. fo. 147
  • The II. Chapter declaringe the election, and suficiency requi∣red in the Captaine generall of the artillery. fo. 151
  • The III. Chapter mensioninge the Artillery conveniente to by con∣ducted with an army, acordinge the executiones to by pretended by the Generall. fo. 154
  • The IV. Chapter sheowinge many reasones for the defence and se∣curitie of a towne, citty, or forte withe necessary instructiones the∣runto apertaininge. fo. 158
  • The V. Chapter treatinge of many goode partes required in a perfe∣ctc Souldior, howe woulde disire to have matteres of importance to by refered to his care and chardge, and many goode instructio∣nes touchinge the same. fo. 163
  • The VI. Chapter treatinge of the office of a Captaine generall of an army, and of many goode partes and rare suficiency required in a personadge of so high dingnitie and degree. fo. 165

    The Table of the thirde Booke.
  • THe I. Chapter treatinge of patarres, and theire severall execu∣tiones, and howe they are manadged, and the compositio∣nes and necessaries required for them, and the stratagemes that are to by used for theire executiones. fo. 175
  • Page  [unnumbered]The II. Chapter sheoweth howe to make atorche to indure againste the force of winde and water with artificiall compossiones, which will burne with greate vehemence and force, and strange to the behoulderes for the noyce and terror of the slame. fo. 177
  • The III. Chapter sheowinge howe to arme artificiall canes armed with Fire-wourcke, for severall execusiones of importance be sea and lande. fo. 179
  • The IV. Chapter sheowinge howe to arme tronckes or canes ar∣med with wilde fire, another maner of way. fo. 180
  • The V. Chapter treatinge howe to arme artificiall bulletes, and neowe invented cross barres armed with Fire-wourkes, decla∣ringe howe they are to by manadged, and the composiones requi∣red for theire executiones, and howe some are to by vsed and ar∣med for severall execusiones of sea servises, as also by lande, to burne townes, or the enemyes quarteres, as alsoe neowe envented cross barres withe longe chaines of yron, to be shot in the fronte of a battel or any order or aray, whiche bienge prudently handeled are of rare execusiones, yea ten times more then youre ordinary bulletes. Concludinge with goode instrucsiones to followe and imitate the stepes of the vertuse, renoomed, prudente and valerou∣se souldior, and abandon those tached with vglie crimes, and with the wicked rancored vice of envy bad inclinasiones, and bad ex∣amples, and the necessary instructiones and probable examples both of the one and the other. fo. 183