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Chapter XVII
Of the fourth posture: which is Holding.

Holding is an action, that must not be of long continuance, for to stand any time upon it, you put the bow in danger of breaking, and also spoil your shot; it must be so little, that it may be perceived better in a mans mind and imagination, when it is done, then seen with a mans eyes as it is doing: for in one moment, the shaft both approaches to the ear, and departs from the bow.