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Fast Day Rites Encroached by Round Ball, Long Ball, Old Cat
|City/State/Country:||NH, United States|
|Game||Round Ball, Long Ball, Old-Cat GamesRound Ball, Long Ball, Old-Cat Games|
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|Age of Players||Youth, AdultYouth, Adult|
"FAST. This time-hallowed, if not time-honored occasion, was observed n the usual way. The ministers preached t pews exhibiting a beggarly emptiness . . . . The b-boys smoked cigars, kicked football, payed [sic] round ball, long ball, an [sic] old cat, and went generally into the outward observances peculiar to the occasion."
New Hampshire Statesman, and State Journal (Concord, New Hampshire), April 30, 1847, column B (originally from the Nashua Telegraph).
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|Submitted by||Joanne Hulbert|
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