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|Headline=Play Attributed to Shakespeare Cites Stool-ball
 
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|Text=<p>A young maid asks her wooer to go with her. "What shall we do there, wench?" She replies, "Why, play at stool-ball; what else is there to do?" </p>
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<p>Fletcher and Shakespeare, <u>The Two Noble Kinsmen</u> [London], Act V, Scene 2, per W. W. Grantham, <u>Stoolball Illustrated and How to Play</u> It [W. Speaight, London, 1904], page 29. David Block, <u>Baseball Before We Knew It</u>, page 170, gives 1634 as the publication date of this play, which was reportedly performed in 1612, and mentions that doubts have been expressed as to authorship, so Shakespeare [1564-1616] may not have contributed. Others surmise that The Bard wrote Acts One and Five, which would make him the author of the stoolball reference. See also item #1600c.2 above. <b>Note:</b> can we find further specifics? Russell-Goggs, in "Stoolball in Sussex," <u>The Sussex County Magazine</u>, volume 2, no. 7 (July 1928), page 320, notes that the speaker is the "daughter of the Jailer."</p>
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|Text=<p>A young maid asks her wooer to go with her. "What shall we do there, wench?" She replies, "Why, play at stool-ball; what else is there to do?"</p>
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<p>Fletcher and Shakespeare, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Two Noble Kinsmen</span> [London], Act V, Scene 2, per W. W. Grantham, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Stoolball Illustrated and How to Play</span> It [W. Speaight, London, 1904], page 29. David Block, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span>, page 170, gives 1634 as the publication date of this play, which was reportedly performed in 1612, and mentions that doubts have been expressed as to authorship, so Shakespeare [1564-1616] may not have contributed. Others surmise that The Bard wrote Acts One and Five, which would make him the author of the stoolball reference. See also item #1600c.2 above. <strong>Note:</strong> can we find further specifics? Russell-Goggs, in "Stoolball in Sussex," <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Sussex County Magazine</span>, volume 2, no. 7 (July 1928), page 320, notes that the speaker is the "daughter of the Jailer."</p>
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A young maid asks her wooer to go with her. "What shall we do there, wench?" She replies, "Why, play at stool-ball; what else is there to do?"

Fletcher and Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen [London], Act V, Scene 2, per W. W. Grantham, Stoolball Illustrated and How to Play It [W. Speaight, London, 1904], page 29. David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, page 170, gives 1634 as the publication date of this play, which was reportedly performed in 1612, and mentions that doubts have been expressed as to authorship, so Shakespeare [1564-1616] may not have contributed. Others surmise that The Bard wrote Acts One and Five, which would make him the author of the stoolball reference. See also item #1600c.2 above. Note: can we find further specifics? Russell-Goggs, in "Stoolball in Sussex," The Sussex County Magazine, volume 2, no. 7 (July 1928), page 320, notes that the speaker is the "daughter of the Jailer."

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