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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: Text printed in italics in the original is represented here between underscores, as in text . Texts printed in small capitals in the original work have been changed to ALL CAPITALS. Greek words in the original book have been transcribed and are here given between square brackets, as in [hakatoi]. The oe ligature is represented as [oe]; [] represents a dagger symbol. In the form that occurs in this work, blanks have been changed to lines of underscores: . More detailed transcriber's notes will be found at the end of this text.

The Badminton Library

OF

SPORTS AND PASTIMES

EDITED BY

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT, K.G.

ASSISTED BY ALFRED E. T. WATSON

BOATING

PRINTED BY

SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW STREET SQUARE

LONDON

[Illustration: GENERAL VIEW OF HENLEY REGATTA ( Frontispiece )]

BOATING

BY

W. B. WOODGATE

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE REV. EDMOND WARRE, D.D.

AND

A CHAPTER ON ROWING AT ETON

BY R. HARVEY MASON

[Illustration]

WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS AFTER FRANK DADD

AND FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

LONDON

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1888

All rights reserved

DEDICATION

TO

H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.

BADMINTON: March, 1887 .

Having received permission to dedicate these volumes, the BADMINTON LIBRARY of SPORTS and PASTIMES, to HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, I do so feeling that I am dedicating them to one of the best and keenest sportsmen of our time. I can say, from personal observation, that there is no man who can extricate himself from a bustling and pushing crowd of horsemen, when a fox breaks covert, more dexterously and quickly than His Royal Highness; and that when hounds run hard over a big country, no man can take a line of his own and live with them better. Also, when the wind has been blowing hard, often have I seen His Royal Highness knocking over driven grouse and partridges and high rocketing pheasants in first rate workmanlike style. He is held to be a good yachtsman, and as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron is looked up to by those who love that pleasant and exhilarating pastime. His encouragement of racing is well known, and his attendance at the University, Public School, and other important Matches testifies to his being, like most English gentlemen, fond of all manly sports. I consider it a great privilege to be allowed to dedicate these volumes to so eminent a sportsman as His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and I do so with sincere feelings of respect and esteem and loyal devotion.

BEAUFORT.

PREFACE.

A few lines only are necessary to explain the object with which these volumes are put forth. There is no modern encyclopædia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British Sports and Pastimes, can turn for information. Some books there are on Hunting, some on Racing, some on Lawn Tennis, some on Fishing, and so on; but one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the Sports and Pastimes indulged in by Englishmen and women is wanting. The Badminton Library is offered to supply the want. Of the imperfections which must be found in the execution of such a design we are conscious... Continue reading book >>




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