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Notes Chapter III
1. Bows have been made, consisting of three, four, and sometimes five pieces; but it would appear that none are better than those formed of two.
2. Sometimes in old manuscripts spelt nicks, and fist-mele called handful.
3. Roberts.
4. Brady's "Clavis Calendaria."
5. English Bowman, 1790.
6. The feathers of the gander are for the most part white; and those of the goose, black or grey." "In the choice of a feather, fletchers prefer those which are dropped to those which are plucked." Roberts's English Bowman
7. Moseley's Essay.
8. Cyr. Inst. Iib. i.
9. Æschylus, Ag. v. u. 637
10. Moseley.
11. Hastings' British Archer.