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In the 13. how he (before the second remoovinge of his hand) having brought the Pike with the sharpe end before, shall take the same with the right hand under at the end and lettinge it sinke handsomely downewards, shall so the more conveniently passe through the porte.

In the 14. how he (at the thirde tyme) shall duely charge the Pike, the right arme stretcht out, havinge the same well in the right hand, setting the left elbowe fast against the hippe, and shall be taught how he shall set downe the Pike againe at three tymes or motions.

In the 15. how he (before the first: changeinge of hands) with his right hand shall put downe the butt ende of the Pike, the better and more easelye to rayse the sharp end of the same.

In the 16. how he (before the second changeinge of hand) shall take holde of the Pike with the right hand(aboue the left) so farr as hee easely can reache.

In the 17. how he shall at the thirde tyme, sett the Pike downe to the ground, guyde it against the thumbe, and hold the same well as is sayd at the first figure, and shall in the two next figures be shewed, how he carrying the Pike up or advanced, shall charge the same at one tyme onely, but because in the former figures is sufficiently taught how he (the Pike standing downe) shall take it up againe, it shall therefore be needlesse to demonstrate it againe with the figures, but thus much shall serve onely for remembrance.

In the 18. how, havinge at three times (as is sufficiently sayd here to fore) taken the Pike from the ground and the but end in his hand, he shall guyde and carrye the same advanced in the right hand against the same arme.

In the 19. how he (havinge the Pike advanced) shall take the same with the left hand higher and at the same tyme charge withall, but if he desire to let the Pike downe againe, he shall doe it as is taught by the figures before. But if (having charged the Pike) he would carrye the same againe advanced, he shall doe it in one posture or motion.

In the 20. how (standing at a porte at the marchinge in or out of any men) he shall hold the Pike at the point like as this figure sheweth.

In the 21. how he (trayling the Pike) shall hold the same close at the point and set the right hand above the hippe fast to the bodye, and if he will charge or other wayes carrye the same, then he must (as it were) measure the Pike by palmes, handling it with convenient distance, like as the two next following figures shall shew.

In the 22. how (before the first changeinge of hands havinge first so farr as he could put forward the Pike with the right hand) he shall (bendinge him self a little) palme or hand-on the same speedely, takinge it still from beneath or belowe.

In the 23. how he (palminge forward) shall bringe the Pike with the left hand yet more forward, havinge brought the right hand which was the foremost before, to be now behynde upon the second change of the hande.

In the 24. how (havinge brought the Pike (by palminge) forward to the end and having the same sure in his hand) he shall charge the same: but if he would in the former manner (that is traylinge) carry the sayd Pike, lett (hym by the sayd manner of palminge) bring the same backward againe. Here is to be considered that (although there be but two palminge figures here set downe) which some might take as if it were sayd that just in three remooves of the hande the Pike could be charged yet is not that our meaninge, but that following the example of those two palming figures, the learner must know that he is to palme or hand the Pike (by shifting hands) so long till he have recovered the lower or butt end of the Pike into his right hand.

In the 25. how he (expectingt horsemen) shall set the Pike against the right foote and draw his sword over the left arme, like as this figure sheweth.

In the 26. how, marchinge with the Pike upon the shoulder, he shall conveniently turne hym self to the left hand (if need be) and charge the Pike backward in three motions or remooves of the hand.

In the 27. how he (before the first changeinge his hold or remoove of his hand havinge first with the right hand advanced the Pike from the shoulder) shall at the same tyme take hold of it some what foreward with the left hand, because in so doinge he maye more easely lifte the Pike over his head.