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I'm sure,' said the Good Sport, languishingly, like a sentimental siege-gun, 'that if I had ever met Mr Chalmers before I shouldn't have forgotten him.
The Good Sport said she was crazy about Englishmen.
The order of the sports was extremely simple, and well understood.
For a long time Billy Kirby would then be seen sauntering around the taverns, the rider of scrub races, the bully of cock-fights, and not infrequently the hero of such sports as the one in hand.
To the best archer a prize was to be awarded, being a bugle-horn, mounted with silver, and a silken baldric richly ornamented with a medallion of St Hubert, the patron of silvan sport.
It was their business to manage everything connected with the sports, so they made the ground smooth and marked a wide space for the dancers.
I am a good hand at every kind of athletic sport known among mankind.
In their quietest times, they sang ballads and told tales, for the edification of their pious visitors; or perplexed them with juggling tricks; or grinned at them through horse collars; and when sport itself grew wearisome, they made game of their own stupidity, and began a yawning match.
Ah, Antonio, it IS the noblest sport that ever was.
There would be some sport," said John Harned, "if a toreador were killed once in a while.
Then each man stood in his place and measured the other with fell looks until he that directed the sport cried, "Play
On another most blissful morning, these four gentlemen partook of the amusement of rat-hunting in a barn, than which sport Rawdon as yet had never seen anything more noble.