This node is under construction. This is a transcript of the original work by Sir William Hope, and is available from the Linacre School of Defence, utmost thanks to Jonathan Miller.
The New, Short and Easy Method of Fencing,
or, the Art of Broad and Small-Sword Rectified and Compendiz’d
A TABLE of The Principal Matters containd'e in this ESSAY of FENCING
In the Advertisement after the Dedication
To the Author
In the Introduction.
OF the Hanging Guard
, and how a Man is to stand to it.
OF the Advantages, which the Hanging Guard in Seconde hath over all, or most, of the other Guards.
WHERE some Objections against this Guard in Seconde, are fairly Stated and Answered, as also discovering the Source, from whence Criticising and Censuring do most commonly flow.
AN Explication of most of the Terms of Art made use of in Fencing.
HOW a Man is to Parie
or Defend himself from either Blow or Thrust, upon the Hanging Guard in Seconde.
OF the Pursuit, as well Blows
, wherewith a Man is to Attack his Adversary from the Hanging Guard in Seconde.
OF some Chief and Undeniable Principles whereupon the Art of the Sword
ought to be Founded.