Boys' Own Book: A Complete Encyclopedia of Athletic, Scientific, Outdoor, and Indoor Sports

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J. Miller, 1881 - Amusements - 501 pages

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Page 177 - I know not the day of my death : now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison ; and make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat ; that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Page 177 - The archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.
Page 63 - 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. In this attempt you will find that the water buoys you up against your inclination; that it is not so easy a thing to sink as you imagined; that you cannot but by active force get down to the egg.
Page 37 - If a lost ball be called, the Striker shall be allowed six runs ; but if more than six shall have been run before lost ball shall have been called, then the Striker shall have all which have been run.
Page 92 - How many miles to Babylon ? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light ? Yes, and back again.
Page 62 - Possibly they may be of service in supporting the body while you are learning what is called the stroke, or that manner of drawing in and striking out the hands and feet that is necessary to produce progressive motion. But...
Page 191 - ... by degrees more and more rapidly ; at first we hear a rattling noise, then a low murmur, and then a hum which by degrees acquires the character of a musical note, rising higher and higher in acuteness. It is evident, therefore, from this experiment alone, by showing the correspondence which exists between the pitch of the note and the rapidity of the succession of the vibrations, that our sensation of the different pitches of musical notes originates in the different rapidities with which their...
Page 65 - But, as I said before, I would not advise you or any one to depend on having this presence of mind on such an occasion, but learn fairly to swim ; as I wish all men were taught to do in their youth ; they would, on many occurrences, be the safer for having that skill, and on many more the happier, as freer from painful apprehensions of danger, to say nothing of the enjoyment in so delightful and wholesome an exercise.
Page 65 - I had now boys to educate, I should prefer those schools (other things being equal) where an opportunity was afforded for acquiring so advantageous an art, which, once learned, is never forgotten.
Page 250 - Cement the figure to the plane part of the hemisphere ; and, iu whatever position it is placed, when left to itself, it will rise upright. In this manner were constructed those small figures, called Prussians, sold at Paris : they were formed into battalions, and being made to fall down, by drawing a rod over them, they immediately started up again as soon as it was removed. We think, that the figure of a beau, or master of the ceremonies, is much more appropriate for this trick, than that of a soldier...

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