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" Within these few years you should often see a sort of gladiators marching thro' the streets, in their shirts to the waste, their sleeves tuck'd up, sword in hand, and preceded by a drum, to gather spectators. They gave so much a head to see the fight,... "
M. Misson's Memoirs and Observations in His Travels Over England: With Some ... - Seite 308
von Henri Misson, Maximilien Misson - 1719 - 367 Seiten
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Band 2

Brand - 1849
...tuck'd up, sword in hand, and preceded by a drum, to gather spectators. They gave so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords, and a kind...blunted, and the care of the prize-fighters was not so much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing it dangerously: nevertheless, as they were...
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A Descriptive Catalogue of the London Traders, Tavern, and Coffee-house ...

Guildhall Library (London, England), Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy, Jacob Henry Burn - 1853 - 237 Seiten
...sword in hand, and preceded by a drum to gather spectators. They gave so much a head to see the fight, with cutting swords and a kind of buckler for defence....blunted, and the care of the prize-fighters was not so much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing it dangerously ; nevertheless, as they were...
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The History of Signboards: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Jacob Larwood, John Camden Hotten - 1866 - 536 Seiten
...tucked up, sword in hand, and proceeded by a drum to gather spectators. They give so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords and a kind...the sword was a little blunted, and the care of the prize fighters was not so much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing it dangerously ; nevertheless...
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Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources, Band 1

John Ashton - 1882
...and their swords in hand. All authorities agree that the fights were to a certain extent serious : ' The Edge of the Sword was a little blunted, and the Care of the Prize fighters was not so much to avoid wounding each other, as to avoid doing it dangerously : Nevertheless,...
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The Fleet: Its River, Prison, and Marriages

John Ashton - 1888 - 391 Seiten
...their Swords in hand. All authorities agree that the fights were, to a certain extent, serious.2 ' The Edge of the Sword was a little blunted, and the Care of the Prize-fighters was not so much to avoid wounding each other, as to avoid doing it dangerously : Nevertheless, as they were...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 Seiten
...Spectators. They gave so mu; a head to see the Fight, which was with cutting Swords, and a kind of Bnck.e: for defence. The Edge of the Sword was a little blunted, and the Care of its * "In the very widest part of the Strand. The Duke of Grafton was M? and extremely robust. He had...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a ..., Band 1

John Brand, Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - 1905
...tuck'd up, sword in hand, and praceded by a drum, to gather spectators. They gave so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords, and a kind...blunted, and the care of the prize-fighters was not so much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing it dangerously ; nevertheless, as they were...
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Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions ..., Band 1

William Carew Hazlitt - 1905 - 672 Seiten
...tuck'd up, sword in hand, and preceded by a drum, to gather spectators. They gave so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords, and a kind...defence. The edge of the sword was a little blunted, aud the care of the prize-fighters was not so much to avoid wounding one another, as to avoid doing...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore; a ..., Band 1

John Brand, Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - 1905
...tuck'd up, sword in hand, and preceded by a drum, to gather spectator!. They gave so much a head to see the fight, which was with cutting swords, and a kind of buckler fur defence. The edge of the sword was a little blunted, and the care of the prize-fighters was not...
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