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Game Stoolball +
Headline John Myrc Repeats Warning Against Ball Play in the Churchyard, Including "Stoil Ball"  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Year 1,450  +
Year Number 1  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:45  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>David Block, <u>Baseball Be <p>David Block, <u>Baseball Before We Knew It</u> [page 165], cites the Myrc work, "early poetic instruction of priests," as "How thow schalt thy paresche preche," London. It warns "Bal and bares and suche play/ Out of chyrcheyorde put a-way." A note reportedly inserted by another author included among the banned games "tenessyng handball, fott ball stoil ball and all manner other games out churchyard." <b>Note:</b> can we determine when the "other author" wrote in "stoil ball? This may count as the first time "stool ball" [virtually] appeared.</p> tool ball" [virtually] appeared.</p>
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