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alleys alluded allusions amusement ancient appears archery Arthur's Seat ball Beltane bowler bowling green boys called Celts Charles club contests Cotswold Games course cricket curious curlers curling custom Duffers Duke Earl early Edinburgh eleven England English exercise famous favourite game feat feet field football Gardens gentlemen goal golf golfer greyhounds ground Hambledon Club hand Henry hole hounds inches interesting James King king's ladies last century lawn-bowls loch Lochmaben London Lord mallet match ment merry miles Musselburgh Notes and Queries old game pall mall pallone parish party pastime pins played players popular practised Prince prize probably Queen quintain racket reign rink Royal running says scene Scotland Scots Scottish seems shinty Shrove Tuesday side skating skill sport stone stool-ball story strike struck Strutt stump tells tennis court told town W. S. GILBERT wickets writer
Page 77 - No sooner has he touched the flying ball, But 'tis already more than half the mall; And such a fury from his arm has got, As from a smoking culverin 'twere shot.
Page 192 - They put all the bits of the cake into a bonnet. Every one, blindfold, draws out a portion. He who holds the bonnet is entitled to the last bit. Whoever draws the black bit, is the devoted person who is to be sacrificed to Baal, whose favour they implore in rendering the year productive of the sustenance of man and beast.
Page 104 - ... common grounds, our archers, for want of room to shoot abroad, creep into bowling alleys, and ordinary dicing houses, nearer home, where they have room enough to hazard their money at unlawful games ; and there I leave them to take their pleasures *. HONOUR OF CITIZENS, AND WORTHINESS OP MEN IN THE SAME.
Page 57 - ... purposely to grace him and consequently the solemnity. Dover was constantly there in person well mounted and accoutred, and was the chief director and manager of those games frequented by the nobility and gentry (some of whom came...
Page 194 - This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses ; this to thee, preserve thou my sheep ; and so on.' After that, they use the same ceremony to the noxious animals : ' This I give to thee, O fox ! spare thou my lambs ; this to thee, O hooded crow ! this to thee, O eagle...
Page 4 - The losse or thine, or mine. If thou, my Deere, a winner be At trundling of the Ball, The wager thou shalt have, and me, And my misfortunes all.
Page 12 - I can't say I am sorry I was never quite a schoolboy : an expedition against bargemen, or a match at cricket, may be very pretty things to recollect ; but, thank my stars, I can remember things that are very near as pretty.
Page 82 - Here could be seen in one moving mass, extending the whole length of the Mall, five thousand of the most lovely women in this country of female beauty, all splendidly attired, and accompanied by as many welldressed men.