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" Deddington in this county, only with strong staves, which violently bringing about the bag of sand, if they make not good speed away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them off their horses ; the great design of this sport... "
Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden: Burcester, and ... - Page 23
by White Kennett - 1818 - 9 pages
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The Natural History of Oxford-shire: Being an Essay Towards the Natural ...

Robert Plot - 1705 - 366 pages
...them from their Horfes ; the great defign of the Sport being to try the Agility both gf Horfe attd Man, and to break the Board, which whoever does, is for that time accounted Trincepsjuventutis. 13. For whom heretofore there was fome Reward always appointed, Eo tempore (fays...
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Critical, Historical, and Explanatory Notes on Shakespeare: With ..., Volume 1

Zachary Grey - 1754 - 326 pages
...Kennel, , perhaps, knocks them from their horfes : the great defign of the fport being to try both hqrfe and man, and to break the board, Which whoever does, is for that time accounted Princeps juventutis. . , sc; 10. p. 31i. Well have afwajhing, and a martial outjide As many other mannijh cowards have.'}...
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England's Topographer, Or, A New and Complete History of the ..., Volume 3

William Henry Ireland - 1829
...sand, which instantly swang round from the other end of the quintin. The great design of this sport was to try the agility both of horse and man, and to break the board; which, when accomplished, the performer of the feat was accounted victor of that day's sport. When Queen Elizabeth...
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England's Topographer: Or A New and Complete History of the County ..., Volume 3

William Henry Ireland - 1829
...sand, which instantly swang round from the other end of the quintin. The great design of this sport was to try the agility both of horse and man, and to break the board ; which, when accomplished, the performer of the feat was accounted victor of that day's sport. When Queen Elizabeth...
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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: Including the Rural and ...

Joseph Strutt - 1838 - 420 pages
...they make not good speed away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them off their horses ; the great design of this sport being...agility both of horse and man, and to break the board. It is now," he adds, " only in request at marriages, and set up in the way for yonng men to ride at...
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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England ...

Joseph Strutt - 1838 - 420 pages
...speed away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them off their horses 5 the great design of this sport being to try the agility both of horse and man, and to break the board. It is now," he adds, " only in request at marriages, and set up in the way for young men to ride at...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 14

1839
...make not good ppoud away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them oil' their horses : — the great design of this sport...agility both of horse and man, and to break the board. It is now only in request at marriages, and set up in the way for young men to ride at as they carry...
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Defensive exercises; comprising wrestling, boxing, &c

Donald Walker - 1840
...they make not good speed away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them off their horses; the great design of this sport being...the agility both of horse and man, and to break the hoard. It is now," he adds, " only in request at marriages, and set up in the way for young men to...
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Shakespeare : Select Plays: As You Like it

William Shakespeare - 1883 - 168 pages
...sand, which instantly swang round from the other end of the quintin. The great design of this sport was to try the agility both of horse and man, and to break the board, which whoever did, he was accounted chief of the day's sport." In Brand's Popular Antiquities (ii. 163, 164, Bohn's...
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The Antiquary, Issue 1

1880
...they make not good speed away, it strikes them in the neck or shoulders, and sometimes knocks them off their horses ; the great design of this sport being...agility both of horse and man, and to break the board. It is now only in request at marriages, and set up in the way for young men to ride at as they carry...
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