The compleat fencing-master in which is fully described the whole guards, parades & lessons belonging to the small-sword : as also the best rules for playing against either artists or ignorants with blunts or sharps : together with directions how to behave in a single combat on horse-back : illustrated with figures representing the most necessary postures
Hope, William, Sir.

Lesson 10. Of the Low Feint.

Ma.

My next Lesson is, * the Low Feint, and when you intend to play it, you must remember to have your sword without your Adversaries, and when it is so, make ex∣actly the second Motion of the Double Feint, at the Head, and give in the Thrust above as you did in it, & when you are without di∣stance, approach with the Feint, or first Mo∣tion, and give the Thrust with the second.

Sch.

May not a Man make a Double Feint up∣on this Lesson?

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Ma.

Yes very well, * by only making the Motion with which you was to give in your Thrust above the Sword, a Feint, and give in your Thrust as in the single Feint at the Head, at your Adversaries Arm-Pitt, and when you are without distance, approach with your first Feint or Motion.

Sch.

Which is the Parade of this Lesson?

Ma.

You may Parie it either by answer∣ing every Motion, * or otherwise make use of the Contre-caveating Parade.

Sch.

Have you a Contrary to this Lesson?

Ma.

Yes, you may whon your Adversa∣ry is making his Low Feint, take time,* and give him the Thrust above his Sword, with your Nails in Quart, or you may Quart, or Volt, which I shall shew you hereafter.

Sch.

Which is your next Lesson?