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In English Novel, Base-Ball Doesn't Occupy Boys Very Long

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Fiction
Location England
City/State/Country: England
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Juvenile

The boys were still restless - ". . . they were rather at a loss for a game. They had played at base-ball and leap-frog; and rival coaches, with six horses at full speed, have been driven several times around the garden, to the imminent risk of box-edgings, and the corner of flower beds: what were they to do?" . The boys appear to be roughly 8 to 10 years old.


Anon., "Robert Wilmot," in The Parents' Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction (Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1858), page 59

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Submitted by David Block
Submission Note email of 2/27/2008


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