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Age of Players Youth  +
Coordinates 52° 21' 20" N, 1° 10' 28" WLatitude: 52.3555177
Longitude: -1.1743197
Country England  +
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Headline English Poet Condones Students' Yens "To Tosse the Ball, To Rene Base, Like Men of War"  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Query <p>Any idea what "rene base" might have meant in those days?  Could it refer to a much older form of the team-tag game later known as prisoner's base? </p>
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Salience 2  +
Year 1,555  +
Year Number 1  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 26 January 2020 01:05:29  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"To shote, to bowle, or caste the <p>"To shote, to bowle, or caste the barre,</p> <p>To play tenise, or tosse the ball,</p> <p>Or to rene base, like men of war,</p> <p>Shall hurt thy study naught at all."</p> <p>Crowley, Robert, "The Scholar's Lesson," circa 1555, in J. M. Cowper, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Select Works of Robert Crowley</span> [N. Truber, London, 1872], page 73. Submitted by John Bowman, 7/16/2004. Citation from Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span>, see pages 230 and 312.  Cited in Thomas L. Altherr, “There is Nothing Now Heard of, in Our Leisure Hours, But Ball, Ball, Ball,” <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture</span> 1999 (McFarland, 2000), pp. 188.</p> 1999 (McFarland, 2000), pp. 188.</p>
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