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THE

ARCHER'S GUIDE:

CONTAINING

FULL INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE USE OF THAT ANCIENT AND NOBLE INSTRUMENT

THE BOW;

DIRECTIONS FOR THE CHOICE OF ARROWS;

AND ALL INFORMATION ESSENTIAL TO THE ATTAINMENT OF

THEORETICAL PROFICIENCY IN THE GRACEFUL

MANLY AND FASHIONABLE PASTIME

OF

ARCHERY.

ACCOMPANIED BY ASKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE LONG-BOW,

WHETHER AS A WEAPON OF WAR OR AN INSTRUMENT

OF AMUSEMENT.

BY AN OLD TOXOPHILITE.

ILLUSTRATED WlTH PLATES OF THE COSTUME AND PARAPHERNALIA, POSITION IN

SHOOTING, ETC. BY R. CRUIKSHANK, ESQ. MEMBER OF THE

BROMPTON CLUB OF ARCHERS.

"Sound, sound the music, sound it,
Let hills and dales rebound it,
In praise of a archery:
Used as a game it pleases,
The mind to joy it raises,
And throws off all diseases
Of lazy luxury."
Allan Ramsay's Poems, 1726.

LONDON:

T. HURST, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1833.

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