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Notes Chapter VIII
1. It is possible that these may be nearly finished staves and not actual bows, as they are slightly reflexed, and do not appear to have been drawn though it is curious, if this is the case, that they should have been sent to sea.
2. Gent. Mag. vol. cii. p. 597.
3. Skelton's Engraved Illustrations, pl. xvi.
4. Gent. Mag. vol. cii. p. 114.
5. Later on in this reign 'such aspe as is not fit for arrows' was permitted to the patten-makers.
6. In 1456 wax, red silk and verdegresse, are mentioned for ornamenting, making and repairing the arrows of the Scotch king.
7. La Méthode de traicter les Playez.
8. State Papers, Dom., vol. cclviv.
9. Dargentre, Hist. de Bretagne
10. Toxophilus
11. Moseley's Essay on Archery, p. 267.