British Manly Exercises, Containing Rowing and Sailing, Riding & Driving, &c.,&c

T. Wardle, 1837 - 285 pages

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Page 29 - so as to keep his mouth and nostrils free for breathing: and, by a small motion of the hand, may prevent turning, if he perceive any tendency to it. In fresh water, a man cannot long continue in that situation, except by the action of his hands
Page 162 - of course, the other horse. These terms were afterwards applied to the road, where. in meeting carriages, according to the adage, ' If you go to the left, you are sure to go right; if you go to the right you are wrong.
Page xiii - means. I. Convey the body carefully, with the head and shoulders supported in a raised position, to the nearest house. II. Strip the body, and rub it dry ; then wrap it in hot blankets, and place it in a warm bed in a warm chamber. III. Wipe and cleanse the mouth and nostrils. IV. In order to restore the natural warmth of the body:
Page xiv - pressure should be made with the hand upon the chest. Repeat this process till life appears. VI. Electricity should be employed early by a medical assistant. VII. Inject into the stomach, by means of an elastic tube and syringe, half a pint of warm brandy and water, or wine and water. VIII. Apply
Page 227 - That no person is to hit his adversary when he is down, or seize him by the ham, the breeches, or any part below the waist; a man on his knees being to be reckoned down. These rules
Page 152 - that although little horses well bred, are the fashion, large horses are still employed in heavy work. It must indeed be so. Horses draw by their weight, and not by the force of their muscles ; although these, by carrying forward the centre of gravity, assist the application of that
Page 143 - mov'd His youth deplored; deplored him, glorious late For mighty deeds, now doom'd to mighty woes; Now dragg'd along the dust, his feet in air; Till hasting to his aid, and scarce at length The frantic mares restraining from the reins, The charioteers released him, and convey'd, With wounds and gore
Page 79 - head ;—places the left hand below the right on the neck of the horse, about twelve inches from the saddle ;—draws with the right hand the reins through the left, and shortens them, till the left has a light and equal feeling of both reins on the horse's
Page 239 - months, in most cases, will be sufficient, especially if he be in tolerable condition at the commencement, and possessed of sufficient perseverance and courage to submit cheerfully to the privations and hardships to which he must unavoidably be subjected. The criterion by which it may be known whether a man is in good
Page 79 - the right hand, the reins to the off side ;—takes, with the same hand, a lock of the mane, brings it through the left hand, and turns it round the left thumb;—and closes the left hand firmly on the mane and reins. The right hand, after

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