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I say, the verie same thrusts shal be giuen therwith, as are deliuered with the Holberd. But because the edge of the Iauelyn is weake, and the pacing which is made when the weapons are fastned, is onelie profitable for the giuing of the edge blow: Therfore in handling of the Iaueling, this intangling or fastning, is by al means possible to be auoided. But when a man is to strike his enimie, let him first proue, to beat off his Iauelyn, and then to force on a thrust, in this maner.

Finding the enimies Iauelyn to be within, (by within, I vnderstand, when the Iauelyn is betwene the enimies armes, or against them) then he must force it outwards, and driue a thrust with his owne Iauelyn, at the length of the staffe (without mouing of his feete) at the enimies face. Finding it without, he ought to beat it backwards, and increasing a pace, to launch out the Iauelyn at the enimies face, at the length of the staffe and arme, immediatlie retyring his pace, & hand, and afterwards settle himselfe in the same low ward.

Of the defence of the thrustes of the Iauelyn.

FOr him that would defend himselfe from those two thrusts, and strike vnder them, it is necessarie to call to remembraunce the most subtill consideration of times, without knowledge whereof, there is no man that may safelie beare himselfe vnder anie weapon: Comming therefore to the said consideration, I saie, that if the enimie would beate of the Iauelyn, (his owne Iauelyn beeing either within, either without) of force hee must enlarge and widen it from out the