Pancratia, Or, A History of Pugilism: Containing a Full Account of Every Battle of Note from the Time of Broughton and Slack Down to the Present Day. Interspersed with Anecdotes of All the Celebrated Pugilists of this Country. With an Argumentative Proof, that Pugilism, Considered as a Gymnic Exercise, Demands the Admiration, and Patronage of Every Free State, Being Calculated to Inspire Manly Courage, and a Spirit of Independence--enabling Us to Resist Slavery at Home and Enemies from Abroad. Embellished with a Correct and Elegant Engraved Portrait of the Champion, Crib

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W. Oxberry, 1812 - Boxing - 371 pages
 

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Page 351 - Tuesday, the day upon which I contended with you, not been so unfavourable, I should have won the battle ; I therefore challenge you to a second meeting, at any time within two months, for such sum as those gentlemen who place confidence in me may be pleased to arrange. " As it is possible this letter may meet the public eye, I cannot omit the...
Page 43 - That, to prevent disputes, in every main battle, the principals shall, on the coming on the stage, choose from among the gentlemen present, two umpires, who shall absolutely decide all disputes that may arise about the battle ; and if the two umpires cannot agree, the said umpires to choose a third, who is to determine it.
Page 42 - That in order to prevent any disputes, the time a man lies after a fall, if the second does not bring his man to the side of the square, within the space of half a minute, he shall be deemed a beaten man.
Page 42 - 1. That a square of a yard be chalked in the middle of the stage ; and every fresh set-to after a fall, or being parted from the rails, each second is to bring his man to the side of the square, and place him opposite to the other, and till they are fairly set-to at the lines, it shall not be lawful for the one to strike the other.
Page 49 - Slack suffered him to do, as by that means he fixed a blow under Pettit's ribs, that hurt him much. Whilst Slack was again • getting upon the stage (it was not half a minute before he was remounted), Pettit had so much the fear of his antagonist before his eyes, that he walked off without so much as civilly taking leave of the spectators, or saying any thing to any person.
Page 39 - ... money, do accept the challenge of this Jumping Jack; and shall, if he don't take care, give him one of my bothering blows, which will convince him of his ignorance in the art of boxing.
Page 37 - I had the ill-fortune to be beat by an accidental fall; the said SMALLWOOD, flushed with the success blind Fortune then gave him, and the weak attempts of a few vain Irishmen and boys, that have of late fought him for a minute or two, makes him think himself unconquerable; to convince him of the falsity of which, I invite him to fight me for...
Page 18 - Having escaped from his tormentors, they again fastened him to the rir.g, and with a view either of gratifying their savage revenge, or of better securing their victim, they actually cut off his hoofs, and enjoyed the spectacle of his being worried to death on his bloody and mangled stumps.
Page 48 - Slack twice off the stage, and indeed Pettit so much dreaded Slack's falls, that he ran directly at his hams and tumbled him down, and by that means gave Slack an opportunity of making the falls very easy. When they had been fighting eighteen minutes, the odds ran against Slack a guinea to a shilling ; whereas on first setting out, it was three or four to one on his head; but after this time Slack shortened Pettit so, as to disable him from running and throwing him down in the manner he had done...
Page 17 - Dog, laid some trifling wager, that he would, at separate times, cut off all the four feet of his Dog ; and that, after every amputation, it would attack the Bull. The cruel experiment was tried, and the Dog continued to seize the Bull as eagerly as if he had been perfectly whole.

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