Browse wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
1400c.1
Age of Players Juvenile  +
Coordinates 52° 21' 20" N, 1° 10' 28" WLatitude: 52.3555177
Longitude: -1.1743197
  +
Country England  +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Headline Savior Son Wants "To Go Play at Ball"  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Query <p>What, if anything, have scholars said about the nature of the game that Jesus played?  A baserunning and/or batting game?  More like soccer or field hockey?  Other?</p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><em>Norton Anthology of Poetry (</em>third edition, 1983) page 99. </p>
Submission Note Email of 8/14/2014  +
Submitted by John Bowman +
Tags Famous  +
Year 1,400  +
Year Number 1  +
Year Suffix c  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Source Image  + , State  + , City  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 10 May 2015 01:19:17  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">< <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">A well-known and still-sung medieval English carol (in this case, not a Christmas carol), is <em>The Bitter Withy</em> (withy is the willow tree).  The carol is dated to around 1400.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">As it fell out on a holy day.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> The drops of rain did fall, did fall,</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">Our Saviour asked leave of his mother Mary</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">  If he might go play at ball.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">"To play at ball, my own dear son,</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">   It's time you was going or gone,</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">But be sure let me hear no complain of you</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">   At night when you do come home."</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">. . .</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">John Bowman reports that "The poem then tells how the boy Jesus tricks some boys into drowning and is spanked by his mother with a willow branch.  Although I do not know what scholars have to say about the ball game, it is clear that the upper-class boys regard it as lower-class!"</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size: medium;">The full selection, and John's email, are shown below.<br /></span></span></p> /></span></span></p>
hide properties that link here 
  No properties link to this page.
 

 

Enter the name of the page to start browsing from.
Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Views
Actions
Navigation
Project
Toolbox