This drawing represents two men, equipped in martial habits, and each of them armed with a sword and a shield, engaged in a combat; the performance is enlivened by the sound of a horn; the musician acts in a double capacity, and is, together with a female assistant, dancing round them to the cadence of the music; and probably the actions of the combatants were also regulated by the same measure.
- The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
By Joseph Strutt
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- Posted on
- Sunday 30 August 2020