Other Times and Other Seasons

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byLaurence Hutton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ter of complaint upon this subject to the sheriffs of London, declaring that the skill in shooting with arrows was almost totally laid aside for the purpose of useless and unlawful games, one of which was Foot-ball. Sir Thomas Elyot, in The Gouernour, 1557. speaks of "Foote-balle, wherein is nothyng but beastelye fury and extreme violence, whereof procedeth hurte, and consequently rancour and malice doe remayne with them that be wounded, wherefore it is o be put in perpetual silence." Master Philip Stubbes, in his Anatomie of Abuses, 1583, was peculiarly bitter in his denunciation of the game. It is not possible to quote him in full, but he said, among other things: "For as concerning Foot-Ball playing I protest unto you it may rather be called a freendly kinde of fight than a play or recreation; a bloody and murthering practise than a felowly sporte of pastime. For dooth not every one lye in waight for his Adversarie, seeking to overthrow him and to picke him on his nose, though it be uppon hard stones.... So that by this meanes, sometimes their necks are broken, sometime their backs; sometime their legs, sometime their armes; sometimes one part thrust out of joynt, sometimes another; sometimes the noses gush out with blood, sometimes their eyes start out.... They have the sleight to meet one betwixt two, to dashe him against the hart with their elbows, to hit him under the short ribbes with their griped fists, and with their knees to catch upon the hip, and to pick him on his neck, with a hundred such murthering devices; and hereof groweth envie, malice, rancour, cholor, hatred, displeasure, enmitie, and what not els; and sometime fighting, brawling, contention, quarrel picking, murther, homicide, and great effusion of blood, as experience dayly teacheth." It ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ter of complaint upon this subject to the sheriffs of London, declaring that the skill in shooting with arrows was almost totally lai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217026729

ISBN - 13:9780217026727

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