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State of archery before the Conquest
After that event: Shakspeare: Anecdote
Adroitness of English bowmen
Dreaded by the French: Proverbial expressions
Harry V.: Sir N. H. Nicholas's Battle of Agincourt: Wars of the Roses
Drayton: Battle of Towton
Paston letter
Old English foresters
Robin Hood: Anecdote of Bishop Latimer
Life and death of Robin Hood
Goths and Persians: Caribbee Indians
Anecdotes
Scandinavian boys: Bashkir archers
Margravine of Anspach: Young Indians of Demerara: Catabowa warriors at Sadler's Wells
Bows of Indian children: Tupinamba archers
Floridan archers
Anecdotes
Remarkable instance of skilful shooting
Manilla archers

Oriental book of archery
Soldier and snake
Anecdotes of young Tartar bowmen
Chinese arrows
Mameluke archers
Bow and arrow symbolical
Henry VIII. at Field of Cloth of Gold
Privy-purse expenses
Henry VII.
Edward VI.: Princes Henry and Charles
Lord de Vesci
Feud of Elland
Wages of old English archer
Martin Expence
John Pearson: Wat Tinlinn: Richard Arundel
Robert Bone, of Antony: The archer Coles: Left-handed bowman: Death of Lord de Lisle: Barons of Berkeley Archers and knights
Kynge and Hermyt
Friar Tuck
King John
Eton and Harrow: Roger Ascham
Archery at Harrow school


Stringing the bow
Battle of Cressy: An archer's day
Shakspearian rules: Standing
John de Rous: Poetical sketch of ancient archer
Nocking arrow
Handling arrow: Shakspeare's directions for recovering lost shaft
Crescentius de Re Rustica
Holding: Drawing: Loosing
Handling: Bowstring: Drawing: Drawing fingers respected among cannibals
Rules for straight shooting
Anecdote
Point blanc shooting
Rules for modern bow meetings
Awkward squad of archers
Shakspeare
Belt: Bracer: Shooting glove

Description of ancient bracer
Gloves
Ancient prices
Bowstrings
Female patriotism: Indian suicide
Cutting bowstring
Archer's marks: Dr. Nott
Butt fields
Modern butts
Laughable anecdote
Targets
Target card
Flight shooting: Roman targets: Fire shafts
Oriental target: Confucius: Chinese archery
Archery at Constantinople
Equestrian archery:
Anecdote


Star of the archers
Bow meetings in harem of the Shah: Penthesilea:Bow meetings; their effect on fate and fortunes of the fair
Earl of Arran, character of Oriental shooting grounds
Persian bowyers: Death by bowstring
Oriental mode of bracing bow
Persian arrows: Sefin or thumb rings
Bracer: Flight shooting
Female archer guard
Tartar archeress
Anecdote of Eastern Queen
Tasso's Clorinda
Black Agnes

Anecdotes of female archers
Anna Boleyn
Queen Bess and Cadenham oak
Advantages of the bow as a female pastime
Her Majesty Queen Victoria
Marchioness of Salisbury's archery: Diploma
Archery fêtes at Grove House: Hon. Mrs. Crespigny
Miss Littledale
Ladies' archery dresses
Catalogue of skilful bow-women


Antiquity of bow: Flint arrow heads:
Sir R. C.Hoare
Declarations of peace and war: Howel Dha
Bow of war and peace
Anecdotes
Price of Welsh bow and arrows
Twenty-four Welsh games:Hunting .
Anecdote of Rhys Wyn
Welsh improvisatori: Gwinddelw, Homer of Welsh Bards
Sheriff's breakfast
Davyth ap Gwilym, the Archer Bard
Gilded bows
Gwilym's frequent allusions to archery
Beautiful address to skylark
Recapitulation of youthful accomplishments; address the Wind

Shooting matches
Jevan ap Robert, archer and bishop's cook
Admirable portrait of a Welsh archer
Curious domestic habits: Squire's Yeoman
Remarkable shot
Anecdote
Cross-bow unpopular in Wales
Davyth ap Gwilym and "Hunchback," his rival
Sir Howell of the Pole Axe
Anecdote of Welsh cross-bowman
Howel Sele, or the Goblin's Hollow Oak
Archers of Gwentland
Harry of Monmouth: David Gam and his brave comrades in arms
Cambro-Britons to their harp
Society of Royal British Bow


Ineffectual attempts to cultivate archery in France
Book of King Modus, an ancient treatise on the bow

Modern bowmen of Paris and Chantilly
Flemish archery


French and Spanish crossbow
Companies for practice of this weapon
Description of French and Flemish crossbow
Bolt-in-Tun
Description of a perfect crossbow
Extreme range of ditto
Spanish hunter's crossbow
Crossbowmen highly esteemed in Spain: Bolts and quarrils
Stone-bow

The prodd
Curious wager
Death of Richard Coeur-de-Lion
Rufus Oak: Sir Walter Tyrrel
Scene from Shakspeare
Fatal accident of Arcbbishop Abbot
Baron de Chantal
Suicide of Sir William Hankford
Killing poachers: Singular duel with crossbow
Battle with Indian chief
Anecdotes


Latest appearance of archers in battle-field
Prince Arthur's knights
Richmond archers: Sir Walter Raleigh
Anecdote: Queen Elizabeth's body guard
Battle of Blore Heath
Long Jamie
Revival of archery: George IV.
List of modern societies
Royal Toxophilites
Toxophilite mania Anecdotes of Roger Ascham
Thomson the poet
Prince George and Littlejohn
Grand meeting of archers
Anderson
Sir W. Wood, Marshal of Finsbury Archers
Anecdotes of skilful modern bowmen
Royal Toxophilite shooting grounds

Woodmen of Forest of Arden
Trysting tree
Bow-bearer: Tenures by archery
Meetings of woodmen of Arden
List of original members
Winners of prizes
Herefordshire bowmen, &c.
Royal Edinburgh archers: queen s body guard for Scotland
   Early history
   Present state
Verses to the Duke of Hamilton
Royal charter: Costume: Public processions Chief prizes
Anecdotes: Goose shooting
Poems addressed to Royal Company of Archers
Gift of colours to body guard by George IV.: Perth archers
Anecdote: Grenadiers of Highland regiments
Church militant: Calum Dhu


Growth of yew
Its ancient value
Yew trees in village churchyards,
Longevity of the yew: Mr. Jesse
Motives for planting yews around the church: Welsh cemeteries
Yew: where found plentifully
The oak: King Richard in Sherwood Forest
Foresters' oaks
Forest laws
Self and backed bows

Observations on the Toxophilus
Bows of bamboo
Powerful shooting
Anecdotes in refutation of Humphrey Barwick: Return of killed and wounded
Description of ancient yew bow
Peculiar formation of old English bow
Rules for bowmaking
Modern bowyers: Foreign bow woods
Polishing bows
An Ascham


Shooting short lengths: Ancient statutes
Anecdote
Enchanted arrows

Shooting in public: Sketch of perfect bowman
Choice of bows


Toxophilus, a meagre production, compared with "Contemplative Man's Recreation"
Droll anecdote Length of ancient arrows Chevy Chase
Cornish archers
Kempe on ancient arrows at Cothele
Sir S. R. Meyrick: List of arrow woods
Droll contest between fletchers and patten makers
Piecing arrows
Guiana Indian shafts: Anecdote: Specimen of old English arrow at Goodrich Court
Turkish and English arrow nocks: Feathering
Unfledged arrows: Lieut. Gore and Tabourai Tamaide: Consumption of goose feathers:
Anecdote

Peacock's feathers
Eagle's ditto: Old English archers
Art of winging arrows
War, butt, and roving piles
Arrow marks
Barbed arid poisoned arrows
Zisca: Death of Harold
Edith of the Swan's Neck: Indian breastplate
Ludicrous anecdote of a friar
Indian suicide
Messire Ambroise Pare: Mode of treating arrow wounds
Anecdotes: Indian arrows for bleeding


The somnambulist archer: Necessity of constant practice out of shooting ground
Heron shooting
Rabbit ditto: Britton Ferry
Birding bows

Archer's decoy birds
Fauna gooma, or rat-shooting in South Sea islands
Popinjay shooting: Fine poetical description: Anderson's archery ground
"Ayme for Finsbury archers:" A. Kempe, F.S.A.


Symmetry of Grecian bow
Of what materials composed: Homer's description
Goat horns: Pashley's Crete
Archery of Teshoo Lama: Anecdote of horn bow
Ancient figures from island of Egina
Drawing bowstring to the breast
Gibbon: Odyssey
Penelope mourning over the bow of Ulysses: Oriental bow-cases
Grecian marks

Anecdote
Ulysses: His position whilst shooting
Piercing oaken portals
Athenian archer guard: St John's Athens and Sparta
Anecdote of Scythian bowmen Julius Africanus Calculation of arrow's flight
Smyrnus the Scythian: Bardi- sanes the Parthian
Roman archer's dicipline
Gratian: Commodus: Domitian
Cambyses and Prexaspes
Aster and King Philip
Conclusion: Song
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