Games and Sports: Being an Appendix to Manly Exercises and Exercises for Ladies, Containing the Various In-door Games and Sports, the Out-of-door Games and Sports, Those of the Seasons, &c

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T. Hurst, 1837 - 388 páginas
 

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Página 309 - Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire ; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and...
Página 224 - CREASE must be in a line with the stumps ; six feet eight inches in length ; the stumps in the centre ; with a return crease at each end towards the bowler at right angles. V. The POPPING CREASE must be four feet from the wicket, and parallel to it ; unlimited in length, but not shorter than the bowling crease.
Página 227 - Or, if with any part of his person he stop the ball, which, in the opinion of the umpire at the bowler's wicket, shall have been pitched in a straight line from it to the striker's wicket, and would have hit it.
Página 308 - ... 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 mean to implore in rendering the year productive of the sustenance of man and beast.
Página 308 - ... children following it with great devotion. And thus being reared up, with handkerchiefs and flags...
Página 309 - May, who, from her green lap, throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire ; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute thce with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long.
Página 307 - ... painted with variable colours, with two or three hundred men, women and children following it with great devotion. And thus...
Página 310 - Dee, close by the picturesque old bridge that stretches across the river from the quaint little city of Chester. I had already been carried back into former days by the antiquities of that venerable place ; the examination of which is equal to turning over the pages of a black letter volume, or gazing on the pictures in Froissart.
Página 313 - Harvest-Home; their last load of Corn they Crown with Flowers, having besides an Image richly dressed, by which, perhaps, they would signify Ceres, this they keep moving about, while Men and Women, Men and Maid Servants, riding through the Streets in the Cart, shout as loud as they can, till they arrive at the Barn.
Página 223 - The BAT must not exceed four inches and one quarter in the widest part ; it must not be more than thirty-eight inches in length.

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