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Hazlitt Goes Boxing

Hazlitt Goes Boxing

Have just been dipping into William Hazlitt’s Essays and Characters, a wonderful sampling of life in early 19th century London. In the wake of the – aaaargh- Olympics, he describes the training regime for a prize boxer. “The whole art of training conists in two things, exercise and abstinence, abstinence and exercise, repeated alternately without … Continue reading