Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 27

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Baily Bros., 1875

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Page 356 - For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
Page 342 - The antlered monarch of the waste Sprung from his heathery couch in haste. But ere his fleet career he took, The dew-drops from his flanks he shook; Like crested leader proud and high...
Page 281 - AND WITHAM. — A System of Figure Skating. Being the Theory and Practice of the Art as developed in England, with a Glance at its Origin and History.
Page 100 - Paley was ardently attached to this amusement; so much so, that when the Bishop of Durham inquired of him, when one of his most important works would be finished, he said, with great simplicity and good humour, " My Lord, I shall work steadily at it when the fly-fishing season is over," as if this were ab*siness of his life.
Page 138 - The server shall not serve until the striker-out is ready. If the latter attempt to return the service, he shall be deemed to be ready.
Page 219 - ... good man be ? — By the side of a spring, on the breast of Helvellyn, Under the twigs of a young birch tree ! The oak that in summer was sweet to hear, And rustled its leaves in the fall of the year, And whistled and roared in the winter alone, Is gone, — and the birch in its stead is grown. — The Knight's bones are dust, And his good sword rust ; — His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Page 136 - I have seen a quintain set upon Cornhill, by the Leadenhall, where the attendants on the lords of merry disports have run, and made great pastime; for he that hit not the broad end of the quintain was...
Page 136 - Hence it is clear, that the ring was put in the place of the quintain. The excellency of the pastime was to ride at full speed, and thrust the point of the lance through the ring, which was supported in a case or sheath, by the means of two springs, but might be readily drawn out by the force of the stroke, and remain upon the top of the lance.
Page 139 - Vantage ' is then introduced, and a player, in order to score game, must win two points in succession, viz., vantage and game ; otherwise though he may have won vantage, if he should lose the next stroke the score returns to deuce.
Page 46 - The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was!

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