Old English Sports eBook

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

Pageants, 101

Pall Mall, 68

Palm Sunday, 32

Park, St. James’s, 68

Parson, country, 50

Pea, Queen of, 8

Pig-catching, 56

Pigeon-holes, 56

Plagues, 72

Plough Monday, 9

Pole-leaping, 38

Purification, 18

Puritans, 47

Quarter-staff, 38, 54, 56

Queen of the Pea, 8

Queen of the Play, 46

Quintain, 41

Reading town, 27, 42, 54

Reformation, 9, 18, 22

Refreshment Sunday, 31

Relics of Sun-worship, 51, 59

Revival of Bounds-beating, 51

Robin Hood, 28

Roch’s, St., Day, 75

Rogation Days, 50

Royal golfers, 66
  " tennis players, 69, 70

Rush-bearing, rushes in Churches, 49, 71, 72

Salisbury, boy bishop, 116

September, 84

Sepulchres, 35

Sheep-shearing, 79

Shere Thursday, 33

Shrovetide, 19, 24

Simnell-cakes, 32

Single-stick, 35

Skating, 10, 38

“Spinster,” derivation of, 9

Sports, Book of, 48, 49, 50

Sports, early, 14, 16

Songs, old, 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 23, 28, 36, 46, 63, 75, 76, 77, 109

Soul-cakes, 106

Stool-ball, 66

Stuarts, 21, 48, 50, 66, 68, 80

Sudeley Castle, pageants at, 101

Sun-worship, relics of, 57, 59

Superstitions, 5, 33, 39, 50, 59, 106, 107

Sussex custom, 4

Sussex and Kent, first homes of cricket, 62

Tansy-cake, 38

Tennis, 68, 71

Tilting at a ring, 97

Tipcat called Billet, 23

Tournaments, 92

Trap-ball, 66

Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Husbandry, 79

Twelfth Day Eve, 5, 6

Twelfth Night, 7

Undershaft, St. Andrew, 48

Uncleanliness, 72

Valentine, St., 18

Wakes, 79, 80, 81

Walton, Isaak, 17

“Wassail,” 4

Water tournament, 39, 40

Whistling match, 56

White Horse Hill, 54

Whitsuntide, 52

Willes, 65

Winter games, indoor, 10

Wise men from East, 7

Withers, Christmas song, 125

Wrestling, 59

Year, New, festivities, 4, 5

Yule-log, 118

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Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, London & Bungay

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