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without bending him selff towards it, bringing handsomely the peece to his mouth, like as this figure sheweth.

In the 10. how he shall present the peece, from above downewards, and not from beneath opwards, to the ende he doe no harme te his fellowe, that goeth a fore him, (if by chaunce the peece went of) and also that the bullet that can not alwayes (especially in tyme of haste) be rammed in, do not fall out.

In the 11. how he shall set the peece against his brest and present it, bowe his head, hold up the right elbow, and stand right and fall with his bodye, and because the peece shall be set against the brest and not against the shoulder, shall set the bodye to it: moreover how he shall bow in the knee the left legge, that must stand before, and hold styf and strong the right, legge that must stand behind, to the end he may bothe the better governe and discharge his peece, as also accomodate, him selfe in the presentinge of it.

In the 12. how he shall (having shott) take the peece oderly from his cheeke, and hold it up least he should hurt his fellowe if the peece (fayled before) should chaunce then unawares to goe of.

In the 13. how with the same fingers where with he set the match in the cock, he shall handsomely rake it againe awaye, not pluckinge or twitchinge it, as also, that by such unheedynes he put not the coale of the matche out.

In the 14. how he shall joyne the match againe betwixt the fingers where he hath had it out at the setting of it up, holding still the peece upwards.

In the 15. how he shall blow out the panne standing yet open, and having shot of the peece, becanse (if any sparck should be remayning therein) the tutch-boxe doe not take fire at the putting in of neew pouder, and so hurt him self, making (to winne tyme) in the meane whyle the tutchboxe readie.

In the 16. how he shall put the pouder in the panne out of the tutch-boxe, and not out of the charges or flaske, for not to loose tyme in drawing or turning of the same, holding in the meane tyme the peece upwards, for the reasons a fore said.

In the 17. how he shall put to the panne with his fore finger. like as this figure sheweth.

In the 18. how he shall cast or shake the pouder or cornes of from the panne, if any might lye upon it, because the peece shall not go of, when he shall come to trye the match.

In the 19. how he shall blow of againe the pouder, al thoug he have shaked it of, for more assurance.

In the 20. if he will charge againe, how he shall turne the peece with the left hand, wich to do handfomely, he shall convaye it with the right hand under towards the left fide.

In the 21. how he shall lett the peece sincke by the left side, and with the right hand take the flaske or bandelier.

In the 22. how he shall open the charge of the flaske, or els if he doe weare a bandolier, he shall doe like as is shewed by the Musquettiers.

In the 23. how he shall put the pouder out of the greater flaske, holding alwayes the peece from the ground, if he be able to doe it.

In the 24. how he shall with a turned hand draw the skowring stick out of the stock, and hold the peece from the ground, like as this figure sheewes.

In the 25. how he desiring to take the skowring stick shorter in his hand, shall turne the end of the same (which is the end that furst he pulled out (and thrust it to his bodye, slippinge the hand quickly to the neather end, to bringe it the better and the steadyer into the peece and if he will shoote with a bullet he shall take the bullet with the same hand (wherewith he now hath the skowring stick shorter) out of his mouth or from thence where he carrieth his bullets, and with like quicknes put it into the mouth of the peece.

In the 26. how he shall with the skowring-stick ramme in the pouder and the bullet together, holding alwayes the peece from the ground, like as this figure sheweth.

In the 27. how he shall with the in syde of his hand turned from hym draw the skowring stick out of the peece, holding alwayes the peece from the ground.