Old English Sports eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 80 pages of information about Old English Sports.

Barley-brake, 39

Bath, wakes at, 81

Battledore, 23

Bean, King of, 7

Berks—­Old sports, 81

“Bessy,” 9

Blaize St., 18

Boar’s head at Christmas, 123

Bonfires, 6, 57, 106, 108

Book of Sports, 48, 50

Bounds, beating, 50

Bowl, 49

Boy bishop, 116

Bull-baiting, 89

Burning wheel, 59

Butts, 27

Caber-tossing, 38

Candlemas, 18

Carols, 111

Catherine, St., miracle play, 99

Charlemagne, 58

Chess, 112

Chester, 41, 48

Choirs, Old, 111

Christmas holidays, 5
  customs, 118-126
  at Court, 120

Church decoration, 37, 49, 121

Churchwardens’ accounts, 34, 36, 42, 54, 72, 100

Church ale, 52, 53, 57

Church house, 53

Cloudslee, William of, 28

Club-ball, 65, 66

Cock-fighting, 23, 24

Cock-throwing, 23

Collop Monday, 19

Colloquies of Erasmus, 113

Conversion of St. Paul, mystery play, 98

Country parson, 51

Coventry, 42, 103

Crafte of Hunting, 16

Cricket, 38, 61-65

Cross-bow, 27

Cudgel-play, 38

Curling, 39

Customs, local, 4, 5, 6, 12, 20, 24, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 50,
  54, 60, 62, 78, 81, 106, 108, 109, 117

Dances, country, on village green, 11

Dancing with swords, 10

December, 115

Dedication festivals, 3

Demands Joyous, 110

Devonshire custom, 4

Distaff, St., 9

Dragons, 59

Dues, Cock-fight, 24

Early sport, 14, 16

Easter, 36—­41

Eighteenth century cricket, 63

Election of King of Bean, 7

England “Merry,” 1, 125, 126

English Villages, Our, 3, 80

Epiphany, 5

Erasmus, Colloquies of, 113

Evelyn’s Diary, 90

Fairs, 3, 80

Falconer, 87

February, 13

Festivals, 3, 36, 50, 118

Finsbury, 28

Football, 20, 21, 41

Foot-races, 22, 38

Fox-hunting extraordinary, 17

France, home of tennis, 39

Gambling, 112

Games, minor ball, 71
  " ball, 20, 21, 64, 71
  " indoor, 21, 112

George Herbert, 51

Golf, 66, 68

Good Friday cake, 33

Gospel trees, 50

Grasmere, 72

Guildford, cricket at, 62

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