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1827.10
Age of Players Juvenile  +
Coordinates 52° 21' 20" N, 1° 10' 28" WLatitude: 52.3555177
Longitude: -1.1743197
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Country England  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline "Base-ball, a nonsuch for (Girls') eyes and arms"  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><em>London Literary Gazette, </em>March 24, 1827, per 19cbb post by Richard Hershberger, Oct. 26, 2010</p>
Submission Note 2/20/2015  +
Submitted by Bob Tholkes, +
Tags Females  +
Year 1,827  +
Year Number 10  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , State  + , City  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:49:31  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p><span>From the London Liter <p><span>From the London Literary Gazette of March 24, 1827, in a negative review of a </span><span>book on calisthenic exercises for ladies by one Signor Voarino: </span><br /><span>[noting that the author is a foreigner] "Perhaps he was not aware...that we had </span><span>diversions like these just mentioned, and many others of the same kind--such, </span><span>for example (for our critical knowledge is limited,) as hunt the slipper, which </span><span>gives dexterity of hand and ham; leap frog, which strengthens the back (only </span><span>occasionally indulged in, we believe, by merry girls;) romps, which quicken all </span><span>the faculties; tig, a rare game for universal corporeal agility; base-ball, a </span><span>nonsuch for eyes and arms; ladies' toilet, for vivacity and apprehension; </span><span>spinning the plate, for neatness and rapidity; grass-hopping (alias shu-cock,) </span><span>for improving the physical powers; puss in the corner, and snap-tongs, for </span><span>muscularity and fearlessness;--all these, and hundreds more, not so well known </span><span>nor so much practised in London, perhaps, as in the county, we have had for </span><span>ages..."</span></p> lt;span>ages..."</span></p>
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