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The Art of FencingThe Use of the Small Sword by L'Abbat, Monsieur 1734

The Art of FencingThe Use of the Small Sword by L'Abbat, Monsieur 1734

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The modern fencing art of Ireland.
The modern fencing art of Ireland.

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FENCING,
or, the USE of the
FENCING,1
 
Small SWORD 
.
Translated from the FRENCH of the late celebrated
Monsieur L'ABBAT;
Master of that ART at the Academy of TOULOUSE.By ANDREW MAHON, Professor of the SMALL SWORD in DUBLIN.
 DUBLIN 
:Printed byJAMES HORT, at the Sign of 
Mercury
in
Skinner-Row
, 1734.
DEDICATION.PREFACE.CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
Of Guard.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
O
 f pushing
CHAP. VI.
Of pushing
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
Of 
CHAP. X.
Of 
CHAP. XI.
Of t he
CHAP. XII.
Of 
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV.
CHAP. XV.
Of the
CHAP. XVI.
Of passing
CHAP. XVII.
CHAP. XVIII.
CHAP. XIX.
CHAP. XX.
CHAP. XXI.
CHAP. XXII.
CHAP. XXIII.
CHAP. XXIV.
 Of the beat of the Foot, in closing the measure, or in the same place.
CHAP. XXV.
O f the Good Effects of a nice Discernment of the Eye.
CHAP. XXVI.
CHAP. XXVII.
Of Swiftness.
CHAP. XXVIII.
Of Measure.
CHAP. XXIX.
Of the Necessity of some Qualities in a Master.
Small SWORD.2
 
CHAP. XXX.
Rules for pushingand parrying at the Wall, and for making an Assault.
CHAP. XXXI.
Against several erroneous Opinions.
Thrusts of Emulation for Prizes, Wagers &c.
FOOTNOTES
DEDICATION.
[Transcribers note: First page of dedication missing.]sue for. I shall omit saying any Thing, My Lord, of the shining Qualities, which seem Hereditary in YourLordship's Family, as well as of the Dignity and Importance of the Charge with which His Majesty has beenpleased to entrust Your Lordship's Most Noble Father. Neither will I presume to trouble Your Lordship withthose Encomiums, which are most deservedly due to the Vertues, whereby Your Lordship has gained theAdmiration and Esteem of the Polite and Ingenious Persons of this Nation. Be pleased then, My Lord, topermit me to have the Honour of subscribing myself,My Lord,Your Lordship'sMost devoted, andMost humbleServant,
 Andrew Mahon
.
PREFACE.
I thought it very suitable to my Business, when I met with so good an Author as Monsieur
L'Abbat 
, on the Artof Fencing, to publish his Rules, which in general, will I believe be very useful, not only as they maycontribute to the Satisfaction of such Gentlemen as are already Proficients in the Art, and to the betterDiscipline of those who intend to become so, but also in regard that the Nicety and Exactness of his Rules, forthe most Part, and their great Consistency with Reason, may, and will in all Probability, lay a regular andgood Foundation for future Masters, who tho' accustom'd to any particular Method formerly practised, mayrather chuse to proceed upon the Authority of an excellent Master, than upon a vain and mistaken Confidenceof their own Perfection, or upon an obstinate Refusal to submit to Rules founded on, and demonstrated byReason.For my Part, though I had my Instructions from the late Mr.
Hillary Tully
of 
London
, who was (and I think with great Reason) esteemed a most eminent Master in his Time, I thought I could not make too nice aScrutiny into my Profession, by comparing Notes with Monsieur
L'Abbat 
, which improved me in some Points,The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Art Of Fencing, by Monsieur L'Abbat.Monsieur L'ABBAT;3

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