[r-t] Re: Exercise Mathods
richard at ex-parrot.com
Mon Jan 31 13:27:21 UTC 2005
Ben Willetts wrote:
> According to Steve Coleman in his "Method Ringer's Companion", they are as
> "Delight used to mean a method with an internal place at all but one
> cross-sections. All but two was Exercise, all but three was Pas-alla-tria,
> and all but four was Pas-alla-tessera."
You may be right that Exercise meant all but two rather than
all but one: I don't have an authoritative reference to
hand. However, I find it very hard to believe that
Pas-alla-tria or Pas-alla-tessera were ever in actual usage.
Perhaps they were proposed at some point, but I very much
doubt they were used.
> Imperial is "another obsolete classification for a method in which imperial
> places are made" (eg Kent or Reverse Canterbury).
This doesn't seem consistent with the present-day methods
called something Imperial Bob. There are nine (non-Little)
Plain major methods with Imperial in their names:
Sawston Imperial &-4-188.8.131.52.1,1
Queen Imperial &-4-36-5.34.7,1
Upton Imperial &-4-184.108.40.206.1,1
Coslany Imperial &-6-220.127.116.11.1,1
Oxford Imperial &-1-18.104.22.168.7,2
Bisley Imperial &-1.56.1-1.56.3,1
Malvern Imperial &34.1-6-3.6.5,1
Llangollen Imperial &34.1-36-1.56.3,1
Elmore Imperial &22.214.171.124-3.6.3,2
Of these, Queen and Oxford have Kent or RC places; the rest
do not. And Upton, if you ignore the seconds, does not have
any adjacent places at all!
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