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TOXOPHILUS,

The School of Shooting
contained in two
books.

To all Gentlemen and yeoman of England,
pleasant for their pastime to read,
and profitable for their use
to follow, both in war
and peace.



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.

By knowing things

belonging to

shooting

Proper for every

sere man's use

Bracer

Shooting glove

String

Bow

Shafts

 

 

General to all men

Weather

Mark

 

 

 

Hitting the mark by

Shooting straight

Keeping a length

Both come partly

 

 

 

By handling things

 belonging to

shooting

Without a man

Standing

Nocking

Drawing

Holding

Loosing

 

 

Within a man

Bold courage

Avoiding all affection

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