Wonders of bodily strength and skill, tr. and enlarged by C. Russell


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Seite 272 - Sith it be no better," said Locksley, " I am content to try my fortune ; on condition that when I have shot two shafts at yonder mark of Hubert's,- he shall be bound to shoot one at that which I shall propose." "That is but fair," answered Prince John, "and it shall not be refused thee.
Seite 339 - Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: also, a Descriptive Notice of Modern Weapons. Translated from the French of MP Lacombe, and with a Preface, Notes, and one additional Chapter on Arms and Armour in England. By CHAS. BOUTELL, MA, author of "English Heraldry,
Seite 339 - The Young Man in the Battle of Life. By the Rev. DR. LANDELS, Author of " Woman : her Position and Power,
Seite 274 - Hubert resumed his place, and not neglecting the caution which he had received from his adversary, he made the necessary allowance for a very light air of wind, which had just arisen, and shot so successfully that his arrow alighted in the very centre of the target. " A Hubert! a Hubert!" shouted the populace, more interested in a known person than in a stranger. " In the clout! — in the clout! — a Hubert forever!" " Thou canst not mend that shot, Locksley," said the Prince, with an insulting...
Seite 274 - Locksley. And letting fly his arrow with a little more precaution than before, it lighted right upon that of his competitor, which it split to shivers. The people who stood around were so astonished at his wonderful dexterity, that they could not even give vent to their surprise in their usual clamour. * This must be the devil, and no man of flesh and blood,' whispered the yeomen to each other ; ' such archery was never seen since a bow was first bent in Britain.
Seite 193 - For me, degenerate modern wretch, Though in the genial month of May, My dripping limbs I faintly stretch, And think I've done a feat today. But since he...

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