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The School of Shooting
contained in two
To all Gentlemen and yeoman of England,
pleasant for their pastime to read,
and profitable for their use
to follow, both in war
THE TABLE OF THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SCHOOL OF SHOOTING.
Earnest business ought to be refreshed with honest pastime
Shooting most honest pastime
The invention of shooting
Shooting fit for princes and great men
Shooting fit for sholars and students
Shooting fitter for students than any music or instruments
Youth ought to learn to sing
No manner of man doth or can use too much shooting
Against unlawful games, and namely cards and dice
Shooting in war
Obedience the best property of a soldier
Reasons and authorities against shooting in war, with the confutation of the same
God is pleased with strong weapons and valiant feats of war
The commodity of shooting in war through the histories Greek and Latin, and all nations Christian and Heathen
Use of shooting at home causeth strong shooting in war
Use of shooting at home, except men be apt by nature, and cunning by teaching, doth little good at all
Lack of learning to shoot causeth England lack many a good archer
In learning any thing, a man must covet to be best, or else he shall never attain to be mean.
THE TABLE OF THE SECOND BOOK OF THE SCHOOL OF SHOOTING.