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Boston Spelling/Reading Book Describes Cricket and "Playing at Ball"

Salience Peripheral
Tags Chapbooks for Juveniles, Images
City/State/Country: Boston, MA, United States
Game Cricket
Age of Players Youth
Text

In part four of this book, cricket play is treated in some detail, and a small woodcut of ball play has the caption, "This picture is intended to represent the Franklin school house in Boston. It is now recess time, and some lads are playing at ball on the green lawn before the portico of the brick building."

Sources

The Child's Own Book (Boston, Munroe and Francis, 1832), cited by Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, page 195.

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