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1540c.2
Age of Players Youth  +
Comment <p>We are not certain that "palm pla <p>We are not certain that "palm play" could have been a baserunning game.  It may be an Anglicized form of <em>jeu de paume,</em> a likely French antecedent to tennis.</p> <p>The reference to "large grene courtes" in the full ball-play stanza suggests a tennis or handball-type pastime.</p> <p> </p> pe pastime.</p> <p> </p>
Coordinates 52° 21' 20" N, 1° 10' 28" WLatitude: 52.3555177
Longitude: -1.1743197
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Country England  +
Game Palm Play +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Headline Nobleman Recalls "Palm Play" in Royal Court  +
Immediacy of Report Retrospective  +
Query <p>Have scholars indicated the likely nature of "palm play?"  Could it have involved the batting of a ball with the palm?</p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey), &l <p>Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey), <em>So Cruel a Prison, </em>Norton Anthology of Poetry, 3rd edition, 1983:  from <em>Songes and sonettes, written by the right honourable Lorde Henry Howard, late Earle of Surrey </em>(London, A. R. Tottel, 1557).</p> gt;(London, A. R. Tottel, 1557).</p>
Submission Note Email of 8/14/2014  +
Submitted by John Bowman +
Year 1,540  +
Year Number 2  +
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 01:20:33  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p> </p> <p>So cruel pri <p> </p> <p>So cruel prison how could betide,alas,</p> <p>As proud Windsor [Castle]? Where I in lust [pleasure] and joy</p> <p>With a king's son my childish years did pass</p> <p>. . .</p> <p>Where each of us did plead the other's right;</p> <p>The palm play [handball?], where despoiled [disrobed] for the  game,</p> <p>With dazed eyes oft we by gleams of love</p> <p>Have missed the ball and got sight of our dame,  </p> <p> </p> <p>[The full selection, and email notes by John Bowman, are shown below.]  </p> John Bowman, are shown below.]  </p>
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