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 14. Of Flancanade.

Ma.

My next Lesson is called Flancanade.

Sch.

How am I to play this Lesson?

Ma.

* You must play it thus, (for it is a kind of binding) when you have presented within your Adversaries sword, then over-lapp his sword within with about a foot of yours upon 8. Inches of his, and give him the Thrust in his right Flanck, upon the out∣side of his sword, and beneath it, with your Page  [unnumbered]Page  [unnumbered]

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Plat 6

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Fig i

One Parieing his Adversaries thrust wt the 2d parade in orce see pag: 30
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One giving in: Flanconade see pag: ••
Page  71Nails sidewise, and when you give in the Thrust, throw foreward your Left-Hand, turning the palm of it from you, and the points of your Fingers towards the Ground, and with it keep off your Adversaries Sword from giving you a Contre-temps in the Belly, see plat: 6: Fig: 2. You must also when you give in the Thrust, keep your Hilt a good deal lower then your Point, the doing of which likewise secureth your Adversa∣ries sword; you must also remember when you overlapp, to do it with the broad side of your blade, and not with the Edge, as you do when you bind.

Sch.

What Contrary have you to this Lesson?

Ma.

There are only two Contraries to this Lesson, the first is by Parieing,* and the other by slipping, and the Parade is with the second Parade in Terce, when your Adver∣sarie is giving in the Thrust.

Sch.

Which is your contrary to the Parade?

Ma.

If I perceive him offer to Parie,* then I give him the thrust without, and above the sword, as in the double Feint at the Head, & if he slipp my overlapping, then I either make use of Binding, or the Contre∣caveating Parade.

Sch.

When I am without distance must I not approach, with the overlapping or Binding?

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Ma.

Yes, that you must, and if your Sword be at first presented without your Adversaries, then before you can play this Lesson, you must first dis-engage.

Sch.

Which is your next Lesson?