Some seven minutes later the island was occupied by an invasion of townsfolk and police, and the latter had put their hands on the victorious duellist, ritually reminding him that anything he said might be used against him.
Away on the farthest cape or headland of the long islet, on a strip of turf beyond the last rank of roses, the duellists had already crossed swords.
He was also younger brother of Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury, an inveterate duellist
and the father of English Deism.
Battius, swelling with secret distrust, and clearing his throat, before speaking, much in the manner that a duellist
examines the point of the weapon he is about to plunge into the body of his foe.
The French ask for a duellist
as the English ask for a sportsman.
They were listening for the whistle agreed upon, when suddenly savage cries resounded in the air, accompanied by reports which certainly did not issue from the car where the duellists
If one duellist
killed another, then all involved in that duel were charged with murder.
Inlaid work by the Milanese swordsmiths Marciliano and Piccinino is very fine, making the knuckle guards and straight crosses of a first class rapier made for the Elector Christian 11 of Saxony in 1609, areas of workmanship you admire and return to time and again, since they are, in their way, equivalent to the reliquary caskets and state crowns of the period, thus you tend to forget that this beautiful thing is a deadly weapon which, in the hands of a master duellist
, could kill or seriously maim an opponent.
Note Mark Johnston's Duellist
is to be ridden by Frankie Dettori; expect many of the Arab-owned horses in the excellent Yorkshire trainer's yard to be ridden by the Italian when they go south this season.
Chapter 1, "The Duellist
as Hero," lays out the methodological ground for the book, by explaining that the theory of performativity applied to masculinity is used to analyze dueling scenes in drama, within the context of the humanist literature on civility.
Man of Honour aims to correct the singular, modernist view of Macarthur and redefine him as a complex character influenced by the customs of his time as well as his own burning personal ambition; hence the subtitle John Macarthur, Duellist
, Rebel, Founding Father.
After the fourth duel, which ends almost before it is begun, D'Hubert writes to his sister to caution her not to believe any gossip about him, for whatever is said of him, he is "not a duellist