Walker's Manly exercises. Revised by 'Craven'.

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Page 186 - THE RULE OF THE ROAD. The rule of the road, is a paradox quite Both in riding and driving along ; If you go to the left you are sure to go right, If you go to the right you go wrong...
Page 86 - ... raise your head far above the water. Then plunge under it with your eyes open, throwing yourself towards the egg, and endeavouring by the action of your hands and feet against the water to get forward till within reach of it.
Page 17 - ... viz : twelve natives of Van Diemen's Land, seventeen of New Holland, fifty-six of the island of Timor, seventeen Frenchmen belonging to the expedition, and fourteen Englishmen in the colony of New South Wales. The following numbers express the mean result in each case ; but the details are all given in a tabular form in the original.
Page 72 - He may make a friend's hand his support, if he require one ; but that should be soon relinquished in order to balance himself. He will probably scramble about for half an hour or so, till he begins to find out where the edge of his skate is. " The beginner must be fearless, but not violent ; nor even in a hurry. He should not let his feet get far apart, and keep his heels still nearer together. He must keep the ankle of the foot on the ice quite firm ; not attempting to gain the edge of the skate...
Page 15 - Being then well wrapped in a great coat, he walks out gently for two miles to breakfast, which on such occasions should consist of a roasted fowl. He afterwards proceeds with his usual exercise. These sweats are continued weekly, till within a few days of the performance of the match, or in other words he must undergo three or four of these operations. If the stomach of the pedestrian be foul, an emetic or two must be given about a week before the conclusion of the training, and he is now supposed...
Page 36 - A musket-ball suspended by a string which is not subject to stretch, and on which are marked the different required lengths, will answer the above purpose, may be easily acquired, and should be frequently compared with an accurate standard in the adjutant's possession.
Page 80 - Strip the body and rub it dry ; then wrap it in hot blankets, and place it in a warm bed, in a warm chamber, free from smoke. III. Wipe and cleanse the mouth and nostrils.
Page 35 - Double March," the whole step off together with the left feet; keeping the heads erect, and the shoulders square to the front; the knees are a little bent, the ball of the foot only need be brought to the ground.
Page 35 - Plummets, which vibrate the required times of march in a minute, are of great utility, and can alone prevent or correct uncertainty of movement; they must be in the possession of, and constantly referred to by, each Instructor of a squad.
Page 207 - ... that, far from paying any compliment to the turn-out, one is very much disposed .at once to condemn the whole thing, and not caring a straw whether such horses be fatigued or not, to make no other remark than that, in England, we should have travelled at nearly twice the rate, with one-tenth of the noise.

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