A Treatise on the Science of Defence: For the Sword, Bayonet, and Pike in Close Action

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B. McMillan, printer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 1805 - 66 עמודים

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עמוד 33 - curb the fiery steed, Nor cause confusion, nor the ranks exceed : Before the rest let none too rashly ride ; No strength nor skill, but just in...
עמוד 46 - Of bits and bridles ; taught the steed to bound, To run the ring, and trace the mazy round ; To stop, to fly, the rules of war to know ; T' obey the rider, and to dare the foe.
עמוד 27 - Plead better at the bar; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise: But, Rome! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, « To rule mankind, and make the world obey, Disposing peace and war thy own majestic way; To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free: These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.
עמוד 61 - ... their distances from the fulcrum. — Leverage is the distance of the power from the fulcrum. The mechanical advantage or purchase is proportional to this distance, compared with that of the weight from the fulcrum. Levers are of three kinds, according to the relative position of the power, the prop and the weight. In the first, the prop is between the power and the weight. To it belong scissors, snuffers, pincers (in which the pivot or joint is the prop,) the handspike, the .brake of a pump,...
עמוד 34 - ... therefore, to conceive that while the phalanx retains its proper position and strength no troops, as I have before observed, can support the attack of it in front. To what cause, then, is it to be ascribed that the Roman armies are victorious and those defeated that employ the phalanx? The cause is this: in war, the times and places of action are various and indefinite, but there is only one time and place, one fixed and determinate manner of action that is suited to the phalanx. In the case...
עמוד 25 - ... in the following circumstances : 1. If he changes from tierce to push quarte, cross his foible from your left towards your right, in the direction of the opening of his fingers, direct your point in the line towards his right eye, allonge, and you will both hit and disarm him. 2. If he cuts over your point, or pushes quarte-over, use your round parade of quarte ; instantly rolling your hand into pronation, direct your point in the line as before. 3. Parry any assault made over your arm with the...
עמוד 33 - And touch'd with transport great Atrides' heart. 'Oh! hadst thou strength to match thy brave desires, And nerves to second what thy soul inspires ! But wasting years, that wither human race, Exhaust thy spirits, and thy arms unbrace.
עמוד 7 - Pour forth their lives, and on the pyre are thrown. Of nine large dogs, domestic at his board, Fall two, selected to attend their lord. Then last of all, and horrible to tell, Sad sacrifice! twelve Trojan captives fell.
עמוד 17 - The terms fort and foible are relative, and used to mark the different forces of the different parts of the hand-weapon. That part of the weapon held by the hand is the fort; the powers of the other parts of the instrument vary in the following proportion; they are in the reciprocal proportion of their distance from the fort; that is, the power of any point decreases as its distance from the fort increases, and vice versii.

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