Festivals, Games, and Amusements: Ancient and Modern

Front Cover
J. J. Harper, 1836 - Games - 355 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 125 - Come, let us go, while we are in our prime, And take the harmless folly of the time ! We shall grow old apace, and die Before we know our liberty. Our life is short, and our days run As fast away as does the sun.
Page 314 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind ; His soul proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way...
Page 23 - Now such was the height of Greek fashions, and increase of heathenish manners, through the exceeding profaneness of Jason, that ungodly wretch, and no high priest; that the priests had no courage to serve any more at the altar, but despising the temple, and neglecting the sacrifices, hastened to be partakers of the unlawful allowance in the place of exercise, after the game of Discus called them forth; not setting by the honours of their fathers, but liking the glory of the Grecians best of all.
Page 172 - Caesar must bleed for it. And, gentle friends, Let's kill him boldly, but not wrathfully; Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, Not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds...
Page 255 - Th' expressive emblem of their softer power ; Four knaves in garbs succinct, a trusty band ; Caps on their heads, and halberts in their hand ; And party-coloured troops, a shining train, Drawn forth to combat on the velvet plain.
Page 330 - With each smut ear he smuts the luckless swains; But when to some sweet maid a prize is cast, Red as her lips, and taper as her waist, She walks the round, and culls one favored beau, Who leaps, the luscious tribute to bestow.
Page 105 - In those days it was thought sufficient for noblemen's sons to wind the horn, and to carry their hawk fair, and leave study and learning to the children of meaner people.
Page 29 - Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out ; yet God layeth not folly to them.
Page 220 - The several characters that seem in more ancient times to have composed the May game and morris were the following : Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian the queen or lady of the May, the fool, the piper, and several morris dancers, habited, as it appears, in various modes. Afterwards a hobby horse and a dragon were added.

Bibliographic information