Whilst this noble science is not to cause one man to abuse another injuriously but to use it in their necessities to defend them in just causes and to maintain their honor and credits, Generals and great commanders should be excellent skillful in the noble science of defence, thereby to beable to answer quarrels, combats and challenges in defence of their prince and country.
So I challenge you to disprove the weakness and imperfection of the rapier fight against the natural, and most manly and victorious fight of the short sword.
Three bouts we shall fight of three hits apiece.
A secret location and a secret time, to be recorded as proof of our honour.
What say you m'lady?