The Ledall Manuscript Flourishes

 

The First Flourysh / The First Flourish

A quarter fayre before you deliueryde at ??? hande voydyng baek the ryght fote yth an ??? quarter with both hands. A downryght stroke voydyng bake the lyfte fote standyng styll play 3 rakys lythly ???yng by the elbows with a quarter fayre before you with both handys And yet another with 2 turnes and ??? downright stroke voydyng bake the lyfte fote styll standyng playing smite 3 rakys with a quarter fayre before you And 2 quarters after with 2 turnes. A down rytht stroke setting forth your ryght foot as forward your lyfte with a broken foyne upon the lyfte syde an other on yore ryght syde turnyng yore sworde under yore rythe arm... yore same syde wyth a brokyn foyne uppon yore lyffte syde an other on the ryght syde turnyng yore sword fote the poynt soffte before you uppon the grownde.

A quarter far before you delivered at the (left?) hand, voiding back the right foot. With an (other?) quarter with both hands. A downright stroke voiding back the left foot. Standing still, play 3 rakes quickly (striking)? by the elbows. With a quarter far before you with both hands, and yet another (quarter) with 2 turns. And a downright stroke voiding back the left foot. Still standing playing, smite 3 rakes with a quarter far before you, and 2 quarters after with 2 turns. A downright stroke setting forth your right foot as forward your left with a broken foin upon the left side. Another (downright stroke) on your right side, turning your sword under your right arm—your same side—with a broken foin upon your left side. Another (broken foin) on your right side, turning your sword. Set the point soft before you upon the ground.

The Seconde Florysh / The Second Flourish

A quarter fayre before you with wn hande standyng style ??? yore ryght loge witha dragonys tayle then sett the lyfte hande uppon yore sworde smytyng a quarter fayre before you with wn hande turnyng yore body sete in youre ryghte legge as fore as yore lyfte bryngyng the poynt of the sworde over yore hede sote he do ynd sofftly before you uppon yore grownde then stonde styll pley youre rakys uppon ony syde uppon as offte as you wyll restyng uppon youre ryghte arme then smyte a down rythe stroke voydyng yore loffte legge bryngyng after the ryght legge with a rake lyffte uppe yore sworde over yore hede bryng forthe yore ryght legge as fore as yore lefte pley a brokyn foyne uppon euyre syde turnyng the sworde over the ryght arme settyng the poynte sofftley before you on the grownde.

A quarter far before you with one hand, standing still. ??? your right leg with a dragon’s tail, then set the left hand upon your sword, smiting a quarter before you with one hand. Turning your body, set in your right leg as forward as your left. Bringing the point of the sword over your head, set it down and softly before you upon your ground, then stand still. Play your rakes upon any side, upon as often as you will. Resting upon your right arm, then smite a downright stroke voiding your left leg. Bringing after the right leg with a rake, lift up your sword over your head. Bring forth your right leg as far as your left. Play a broken foin upon every side, turning the sword over the right arm, and setting the point softly before you on the ground.

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