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" I think other men did their children: he taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength .of arms as divers other nations do, but with strength of the body. I had my bows bought me according to my age and strength ;... "
The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature - Page 21
1808
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Child Welfare: Historical perspectives

Nick Frost - 2005 - 448 pages
...trained in archery by his yeoman father. 'I had my bows brought me according to my age and strength; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger. For men shall never shoot well unless they be brought up to it.' Upper-class children serving as pages frequently accompanied their...
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Walford's Antiquarian Magazine and Bibliographical Review, Volume 5

1884 - 360 pages
...nations do, but with strength of body. I had my bow bought me according to my age and strength ; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and...game, a wholesome kind of exercise, and much commended in physic." The encouragement thus given to shooting with the long-bow caused archery to become a fashionable...
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