Art of Wrestling
WRESTLING, called one of the Olympic Games,and as an athletic amusement was encouraged in theremotest ages, by which youth were enabled todisplay their muscular powers; not merely to amusethe populace, but to elicit courage, and thencetrained to an exercise, which might ultimately provebeneficial to some part of the community.
But there are many people who will hold out andsay, that it is of no use in the least, to learn the art of Wrestling, that it is so much in the blackgaurdstrain, that it is scarcely worth noticing; and I amconfident, myself, it is reckoned very low in theestimation of thousands. But this I should like totry, if possible to confute; but am well aware that itrequires a much more able pen than mine to do it;but as wrestling is lawful, I will assert that it isuseful; and I verily believe if there was an army of
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