“Godfrey refers to the fact that Figg was mainly engaged in a sword…”

“Godfrey refers to the fact that Figg was mainly engaged in a sword, because vanity can not be so easily cured with a rapier but with a stick, for the” stick “argument is very strong and convincing.

Although a person can argue that he did not miss a full blow with a rapier, if he is knocked down with a stick, he will be forced to admit it and will not say that it only touched him lightly “(Egerton Castle, Schools and Masters of Fencing).

Afterword: Captain John Godfrey is one of the former pupils of James Figg who wrote the world’s first book on boxing “A Treatise Upon the Useful Science of Defence” in 1747

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