Some articles on english sporting, sporting:
... The English Sporting discipline has the sport's biggest following ... While the other disciplines only use standard targets, in Sporting almost anything goes ... hence some of the names commonly used on sporting stands springing teal, driven pheasant, bolting rabbit, crossing pigeon, dropping duck, etc ...
Famous quotes containing the words sporting and/or english:
“The Boston papers had never told me that there were seals in the harbor. I had always associated these with the Esquimaux and other outlandish people. Yet from the parlor windows all along the coast you may see families of them sporting on the flats. They were as strange to me as the merman would be. Ladies who never walk in the woods, sail over the sea. To go to sea! Why, it is to have the experience of Noah,to realize the deluge. Every vessel is an ark.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“In necessary things, unity; in disputed things, liberty; in all things, charity.”
The formulation was used as a motto by the English Nonconformist clergyman Richard Baxter (1615-1691)