Adjoining Moorfields were Finsbury Fields, a favourite practising ground for the archers.
He spent much of his time in practising magic, and it was believed that he had so saturated his body with poisons that none could injure him.
How long shall we sit in our porticoes practising idle and musty virtues, which any work would make impertinent?
The attempt to develop and use them without regard to the higher purpose is spoken of as practising the arts of "black magic," the exercise of which invariably leads to disaster.
In 1748 the Apothecaries' Corporation obtained a charter empowering them to license apothecaries to sell medicines in London, or within 7 m., and intended to use it to restrain chemists and druggists from practising pharmacy, and to prohibit physicians and surgeons from selling the medicines they prescribed; but the apothecaries, by paying increased attention to medical and surgical practice, had not only alienated the physicians and surgeons, but materially strengthened the position of chemists and druggists as dispensers of prescriptions.