You ought to practice not only to make your thrusts with great quickness and vivacity, but also to deliver them with an elastic disengagement and disposition; and the motion of the body should appear like divers [sic] springs throughout the whole frame. It is very essential to recover from your thrusts in the same lively manner, to enable you to parry in case of a return, or riposte.
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