Treatise on Skating;
Founded on certain Principles deduced from many Years Experience:
That noble Exercife is now reduced to an Art, and may be taught and learned by a regular Method, with both Eafe and Safety.
The Whole, illustrated with Copper-plates, repreſenting the Attitudes and Graces.
By a GENTLEMAN.
— They fweep,
On fanding Skates, a thoufand different Ways,
In circling Poize, ſwift as the Winds.
Printed for the Author:
And fold by C. Fourdrinier, Charing Crofs; and all other Bookfellers and News Carriers.
- SECTION I.
- Of the different methods of fixing on fkates,
- Of the construćtion of fkates,
- Of the first pofition,
- Of the infide edge,
- Of travelling on the infide edge,
- Of the outfide edge,
- Of travelling on the outfide edge,
- Of the curvéd line on the outfide edge, called rolling,
- Of running,
- SECTION II.
- Of the fpiral line,
- Of the infide circle,
- Of the outfide circle,
- Of the flying Mercury,
- Of the fencing poſition,
- Of the falutation,
- Of the ferpentine line,
- Of travelling backwards,
- To cut the figure of a heart on one leg,
Skates may be had, after the Author's Plan, at RICCARD's Manufactory, at the Corner of Orange Court, next the Mews Gate, Caftle Street.