|Author:||Hope, William, Sir.|
|Title:||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 / by Sir W. Hope, Kt.|
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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 / by Sir W. Hope, Kt.
Hope, William, Sir.
London: Printed for Dorman Newman ..., 1691.
Previously published as: The Scots fencing master, or, Compleat small-swordsman. 1687.
Reproduction of original in Harvard University Libraries.
Fencing -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE YOUNG NOBILITY AND GENTRY Of the KINGDOM of SCOTLAND
TO THE READER
THE ART OF DEFENCE and PURSUIT, With the Small-Sword.
CHAP. I. Of holding the Sword.
CHAP. II Of keeping a Guard.
CHAP. III. Of the Lessons Defensive.
CHAP. 4. Of the Lessons Offensive.
Lesson 1. Of Approaching or Advancing.
Lesson 2. Of Retireing.
Lesson 3. Of giving in a Thrust.
Lesson 4. Of Caveating or Dis-engaging.
Lesson. 5. Of Feinting or Falsifying.
Lesson 6. Of the Double-Feint.
Lesson 7. Of the Single Feint at the Head.
Lesson 8. Of the Double Feint at the Head.
Lesson 9. Of the Feint at the Head, upon the true Parade.
Lesson 10. Of the Low Feint.
Lesson 11. Of Battery.
Lesson 12. Of Volt Coupe.
Lesson 13. Of Binding.
Lesson 14. Of Flancanade.
Lesson 15. Of Ʋnder-Counter.
Lesson. 16. of Beating.
Lesson 17. Of Passing.
Lesson 18. of Commanding the Sword.
Lesson 19. Of Breaking of Measure.
Lesson 20. Of Redoubling of Thrusts.
Lesson 21. Of raising or gathering up of the sword.
Lesson 22. Of Quarting and Volting.
CHAP. V. How the several Guards, are to be keept, pursued, and defended, and
First, Of the Quart Guard with a streight point.
Secondly Of the Quart Guard, with the point sloping near to the ground.
Thirdly, Of the Terce Guard, with the Point higher then the Hilt.
Fourthly, Of the Terce Guard, with the point Lower then the Hilt.
Fifthly, Of a Guard, in which a Man is to hold his sword, with both hands.
First, Directions for fighting upon horse-back with Pistols.
Secondly, Directions for the sheering Sword upon Horse-Back.
CHAP. VI. General Rules to be observed, when a Man is playing either with Blunts or Sharps, against those who understand this Art, or against those who are altogether Ignorant of it.
THE CONTENTS Of the SCOTS FENCING MASTER, OR COMPLEAT SMAL-SWORD-MAN.