Friday, May 24, 2013

The Fashionable Sportsman

When I found the following letter/column in The Sporting Magazine for 1802, I knew I had to share it. So here it is, in its entirety, a satirical depiction of the 'Fashionable Sportsman".
The Canter from 'British Manly Exercises'
Boxing from 'British Manly Exercises'
Subscription Room at Brooks Club from 'The English Spy'

Certainly, a scathing indictment of a certain order of Regency 'gentleman'!

The Sporting Magazine; or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of The Turf, The Chace and every other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize & Spirit is available for download from Google Books.

'Til next time,


N.B. Illustrations from British Manly Exercises and The English Spy

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