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Instructions for Drawing the Bow. who originally emerged from the that ROYAL FAVOR his firm and obscure walls of a cottage in the manly intrepidity (heretofore) ro characters of fable boys, have in- very much offended.Fide et duftciously (and no doubt honestly) FORTITUDINE. realized from ten to twenty thou

(To be continued.) fand pounds. In the mechanis cal world the same variety of changes are every day perceptible: INSTRUCTIONs negatively conveyed for at the present moment one of

for the Disposition of the Body in the firit manufacturers in the me.

DRAWING the Bow. tropolis, was originally a porter (from the country) in the very T is impossible says Mr. Mose. house where he now sports all ley, to give a written descripthe gaities of polished domestic tion in what manner the body ornaments; and vice VERSA, one Nould be held while fhooting of the first and moit respectable in the common way, as it varies merchants in the city of London, in almost every instance. It is is soliciting charitable contribu- much less difficult to direct what tions from his fellow citizens, attitudes should be avoided; for through the medium of a public There are many more ways of print, and dated from that dreary doing wrong than right. Ascham abode, the confines of a PRISON. has delineated the leveral awkIf we advert

ward and inclegaot pofitions in changes the versatility of the times which the archers in his time become equally conspicuous, and thot; and as it would be impos, equally excite our admiration ; Gble for me to paint them in my as an instance applicable to the own language so well as he has moment, let ús enjoy a retrof- done, I shall copy the passage. pective all: fion to that citizen of 66 All the discommodytes which eminence, who first becaine ob. ill custom has graffed in archers, poxious adminiftration by can neither be quickly pulled out, bursting forth a blaze of PATRI- nor yet foon be reckoned by me, OTISM in defence of the RIGHTS there be so many. Some hoolof the PEOPLE, and steniming the eth his head forwarde, as though torrent of tyranny in the final obli- he would byte the marke; ano. teration of GENERAL WARRANTS;

ther stareth with his eyes, as personally fuffering every perse though they would flye out; cution the severity of the times another winketh with one eye, and the Jpirit of party could in- and looketh with the other; fome flict with IMPUNITY to reduce make a face with wrything thyr him to a state of degradation. As it niouth and countenance so as by supernatural interpofition, he though they were doing you immerged from a long and dreary wotte what; another blercih oute confinement an object of idoli bis tongue; another bytech bis zation with the PEOPLE,

and lippes; another hoideth his necke arose superior to all the mali. awrye. In drawinge, some fet cious deligos of bis inveterale such a compafie, as though they oppreTors; was elected to, and would turne abonte, and bleile al puffed through all the offices of the field : Other heave thyrhand MAGISTRACY and HONOR in the now up, now down, that a man first city in the worid, and at this cannot discerne whereat they momegi balks in the fundine of would Moore: another waggeth

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the upper end of his bow one his right legge so far, that he was way, the nether end another way. ever in jeopardye of faulinge. Another will stand pointing his Some stamp forwarde, and some thafte at the marke a good while, leape backwarde. All these faultes and by and by, he will give him be eyther in the drawinge, or at a whippe, and away, or a man the loose ; with many mo, which witte, Another maketh such a you may easily perceyve, and so wrefslinge with his gere, go about to avoide them.

Now though he were able to thooie no afterward, when the shaft is

gone, more as long as he lived. Ano. men have many faultes, whicha ther draweth softlye to the mid-evill custome had brought them des, and by and by it is gone you to; and especiallye in cryinge , cannot know howe. Another after the laft, and speaking draweth his shaft low at the breast words scarce honeft for such an as though he would shoote at a honeft paftime." roving marke, and by and by It is unnecessary for me to rehe lifteth his arme up pricke peat, that these faultes Mould be heyght. Another maketh a wryn- avoided in learning to shoote, as ching with his back, as though a they are not only extremely unman pinched him behinde. Ano- graceful, but also increase the ther cometh downe, and layeth difficulty of drawinge the bow. out his buttockes as though he would shoote at crowes. Another setteth forwarde his left | To the EDITORS of the SPORTING legge, and draweth back with

MAGAZINE, heade and shoulders, as though he pulled at a rope, or else were

GENTLEMEN, afrayed of the marke. Another S a zealous advocate for draweth his mhaft well, until

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every reformation that can within two fingers of the heade, at all contribute to the health and and then he stayeth a little to care of that noblebranch of the aniloke at his marke, and, that mal creation, now become the ob. done, pulleth it up to the heade, jeft of protection to so truly great and low seth: which way, although and respectable a body as the memsome excellent shooters do use, bers of THE veterinary college, yet fhurelye it is a fault, and I beg to thank you for the adgoodi mennes faults are not to be million you gave to a few remarks followed. Some draw fo farre, under the fignature of “A.B"dated fome fo short, fome so flowlye, " READING”, in reply to such some so quicklye, some hold over o mine (previously suggested) as Jong, foine let go over fone. naturally occurred upon investiSome feite theyr fnafte on the gating the ground work of the ingrounde, and fetcheth him up-stitution, and the temporary dil. warde. Another pointeth up to quietudes that unluckily folwards the skye, and so bringeth lowed. It affords me

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no small him downwards. Ones I saw a man portion of exultation to observe, which used a bracer ou his cheke, that those remarks were evidently or else he had scratched all the much more the effect of persoskinne off the one fide of his NAL MALEVOLENCE than patriotic face with his drawing bande. purity; the spot froin which the Another, I saw, which at every effufion bears date has aleays been fhote, after the loose, lifted up considered, by MEN of ABILITY,

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22 Account of Games and Diversions of the Spaniards.

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more adapted to the spirit of trade People of fashion have recrea. than the efforts of GENIUS ; tions of another kind. In general yet it cannot but be truly Aatter- they seldom assemble to eat at ing to my own feelings, that any each others houses : circumexertion of mine thould have ex. ftauce which doubtless contritracted ONE AUTHOR from the very butes to their reputation for socenter of dulness: a circumstance briety. They are little acquaint. that holds forth a slight ray of ed with the innocent and health. impending improvement, and will ful pleasures of the country. I doubt not, in the course of a Few of them are fond of the few centuries, bring the intel- chace. The amusements of the Lects of the inhabitants into such country appear to have no attracftate of mediocrity, as may raok, tions for the Spaniards: their in some degree with a certain country houses might easily be class of mankind, and entitle-them numbered. Among the rich'into a small portion of local respec- dividuals who inhabit the capitability. Particularly as they have ial, there are, perhaps, vot ten already become a litile more known who love a country retreat. The by the humbugging vifit of the fa- rich subjects of the kingdom mous sans culotte Tom PAINE, who therefore concenirate all their will, beyond a doubt, present them pleasures within the cities. Muwith an improved plan of frater- fic is one of thofe for which the nization, thould the reftless and Spaniards have the greatest taste. unhappy difturber of mankind They cultivate this art with tome ever presume to make a triumphal success, though their national entry to the place of exe- music has not made any great cution.

progress. They have many loRETORT COURTEOUS. vers of harmony, but few compo• April 7, 1794.

sers who deserve attention. They do the greatest justice to the grand compositions of Germany and Ita

ly, which always form a part of Account of the GAMES aid Diver- their frequent concerts; but they SIONS of the SPANIARDS. hold the French music in the ui.

ir:oft detestation and contempt. From Modern Travellers.

Bourgoanne's Tr. II, 188. HE Spaniards, for their public diversions, plays,

a bull-fights, and national specta- tamous dance, at which foreigners cles. Their private pleasures are equally astonined and offendhave something of the gravity, ed; but to wbich they speedily which appears, at last, in the become inore ihan partial. No exterior of their persons. The fooner (says he) is this begun at game to which the comnion peo- a ball, than every countenance is ple seem most attached, is a fee- animated, and even those who by ble and spiritless image of the their age aod profession are most games which kept the strength obliged to gravity, have much dif. and address of the ancients in ficulty in preventing themselves continual activity. It is called from joining in the cadence. It El juego de la barra, and confifts is related, on this subject, that jo ihrowing a bar of iron to a cer. ihe court of Rome, 1candalized tain distance.

that a country renowned for the

purity

THE Spareribs have pasi cular account of the Fandango, a

Account of Games and Diversions of the Spaniards.

23 purity of its faith' fhould not approaches; when we observe the have long before proscribed this female in the moment when her profane dance, resolved to pro- languor announces an approach- . nounce its formal condemnation. ing defeat, suddenly acquire new A confiftory assembled, the pro. courage to escape from her consecution of the fandango was be- queror, who pursues her, and is gun, according to rule, and sen. pursued in his turn; the manner tence was about to be thundered in which these emotions are exagainst it, when one of the judges presled, by their looks, gestures, judiciously observed, thar a cri. and attitudes, it is impoffible not minal ought not to be condemned to confefs, with a blun, that these without being heard. The ob- scenes are, to the real combats of fervation had weight with the Cytherea, what our military evoassembly: the Spapiards were lutions in peace are to the real brought before it, and to the display of the art of war. Boursound of instruments, displayed goanne's Ir. II. 185. all the graces of the Fandango. Mr. Twiss's account of this faThe severity of the judges was vourite dance, perfectly corres. not proof against the exhibition : ponds with the above. He says their austere countenances began there are two kinds of Fandangos, to relax ; they rose from their though they are danced to the feats, and their arms and legs soon same tune ; the one is the decent found their former fuppleness ; dance ; the other is gallant, full the confiftory-hall was changed of expression; and as a late French into a dancing-room.

author energetically expreffis it After such a triumph it may est mélée de certaines attitudes qui be imagined that the remonftran- offrent un tableau continuel de jouisces of decency have but little ef. fance. Twiss Tr. 156. fect : its empire seems to be firm- We have observed that the dan. ly established. It is, however, cers of the Fandango never touch different according to the places so much as the hand of each in which it is practised. It is other ; and the following remark frequently called for at the thea- of Mr. Swinburne will sufficient. tre, and generally closes privately point out the reason : As their dances. In these cases the inten- conftitution (says he) may be tion is no more chan lightly indie said. to be made up of the most cated; but on other occasions, combustible ingredients, and prone when a few persons assembled to love in a degree that natives feem wantonly !o shake off all of more northern latitudes can scruples, the meaning is then so have no idea of, the custoin marked, that voluptuousness af- of embracing persons of the fails the mind at every avenue ; other sex, which is used on its incitements cause ihe heart of many occasions by foreigners, the modest youth to palpitate with sets the Spaniards' all on fire. defire, and re-animate the dead- They would as soon allow a man ened fenfes of old age.

to pass the night in bed with their The fandango is danced by two wives or daughters, as suffer him perfops only, who never touch to to give them a kiss; and, indeed, much as the hand of each other ; I believe the ladies themselves but when we view their recipro- would look upon that favour as a cil allurements, their retreats and

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WILD GEESE AND
OTHER WATER FOWL.

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24 Digest of the Game Laws. - Sporting willout a Licence. certain prelude to others of or oath of two witnesses, before greater consequence. Swinburne's

two justices, be committed to Ir. II. 196.

goal for three months, unless he (To be concluded in our next.)

pay to the church-wardens, for
the use of the poor, 2os. for each

fowl; or, after one month after Digest of the Laws concerning

commitment become bound by GAME.

recognizance, with two fureties,

before two justices, in 201. each, (Continued from page 266.)

not to offend again in like manner;

which recognizance shall be reWILD DUCKS,

turned to the next fesłons.

And by the 9 Ann, C. 25, S. 4, Y the 25 H. 8, c. 11, it is if any person whatsoevei (between

enacted, that no perfon June 1, and 08.1. yearly, by 10 thall, between the last day of G. 2. c. 32) Mall by hays, tun. May, and the last day of Auguft nels, or other nets, drive and yearly, take or cause to be taken, take any wild duck, teal, widgeon, any wild ducks, mallards, widor any other wild fowl commonly geons, teals, or wild geesé, with repored water-fowl, in any place nets or other engines, on pain of of refort for wild fowl in the a year's imprisonment, and to

moulting season, and shall be forfeit for every fowl fo taken 4d. convicted thereof before one jur. half to the king, and half to him tice, by the oath of one witness, who fhall sue by action of debt.

he shall for every such fowl forThe juftices may also enquire of, feit 5. half to the informer, and hear, and determine the same, as

half to the poor of the parish in cafts of treffpass, J. 2. 3.

where such offence shall be comBut by the fame statute, any mitted by distress, rendering the gentlemen, or other person, that overplus above the penalty and may dispend 40s. a year of free charges of diftrefs : for want of hold, may hunt and take such distress, the offender to be com.. wild fuwl with their spaniels mitted to the house of correction only withovi ofing any net or

for any time pot exceeding one other engine, except the long month, nor less than fourteen bow, /.4.

days, to be' whipt and kept to No person, from March 1, to

hard labour, and the nets to be June 30, fhall take or destroy the seized and destroyed in the preeges of any mallard, teal, or

fence of the justice. other water-fowl, on pain of year's imprisonnent, and of forfeiting for every egg one penny;

SPORTING without a LICENCE: balt to the king, and half to him who will fue as before directed

To the EDITORS of the SPORTING by this act, l. 5.

MAGAZINE.
It is further enacted, by the i
Fac. c. 27. 1. 2, that every per

GENTLEMEN,
fon who mall foot at, kill, or ve are informed, by a Mr.
destroy, with any gun or bow,

and Mrs. White, on the any mallard, duck, teal, or wid. blue cover of your last Miscelgeon, Mail on proof by confeflion, lany, that their services and se.

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