DOWN THE RIVER; OR, PRACTICAL LESSONS UNDER THE CODE DUELLO

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Page 264 - No dumb shooting or firing in the air admissible in any case. The challenger ought not to have challenged without receiving offence; and the challenged ought, if he gave offence, to have made an apology before he came on the ground; therefore, children's play must be dishonorable on one side or the other, and is accordingly prohibited.
Page 263 - ... ungenerous to do so. In case the challenged be disarmed and refuses to ask pardon or atone, he must not be killed, as formerly ; but the challenger may lay his own sword on the aggressor's shoulder, then break the aggressor's sword, and say,
Page 263 - The challenged can never revive the quarrel, the challenger may. RULE 6. If A gives B the lie, and B retorts by a blow, (being the two greatest offences) no reconciliation can take place till after two discharges each, or a severe hit; after which, B may beg...
Page 240 - Let the time of demand upon your adversary, after the insult, be as short as possible, for he has the right to double that time in replying to you, unless you give some good reason for your delay. Each party is entitled to reasonable time to make the necessary domestic arrangements, by will or otherwise, before fighting. 7. To...
Page 264 - Offences originating or accruing from the support of ladies' reputation, to be considered as less unjustifiable than any others of the same class, and as admitting of slighter apologies by the aggressor. This to be determined by the circumstances of the case, but ahvays favorably to the lady.
Page 265 - Firing may be regulated — first by signal; secondly, by word of command; or thirdly, at pleasure — as may be agreeable to the parties. In the latter case, the parties may fire at their reasonable leisure, but second presents and rests are strictly prohibited. Rule 20.
Page 244 - Upon the acceptance of the challenge, the seconds make the necessary arrangements for the meeting, in which each party is entitled to a perfect equality. The old notion that the party challenged, was authorized to name the time, place, distance and weapon, has been long since exploded ; nor would a man of chivalric honor use such a right, if he possessed it. The time must be as soon as. practicable, the place such as had ordinarily been used where the parties are, the distance usual, and the weapon...
Page 246 - If the insult be of a serious character, it will be the duty of the second of the challenger, to say, in reply to the second of the challengee: "We have been deeply wronged, and if you are not disposed to repair the injury, the contest must continue.
Page 265 - Rule 15. Challenges are never to be delivered at night, unless the party to be challenged intend leaving the place of offence before morning ; for it is desirable to avoid all hot-headed proceedings. Rule 16. The challenged has the right to choose his own weapon, unless the challenger gives his honor he is no swordsman ; after which, however, he cannot decline any second species of weapon proposed by the challenger.
Page 266 - If no ground be measured, either party may advance at his pleasure, even to touch muzzle ; but neither can advance on his adversary after the fire, unless the adversary steps forward on him. NB The seconds on both sides stand responsible for this last rule being strictly observed ; bad cases having accrued from neglecting of it. These rules and resolutions of the

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