Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game [anon.]

Robert Clark
Macmillan & Company, 1893 - 304 sider

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Side 117 - England, and thus hath still continued since, to our great regret, with little amendment, save that now of late in our last riding through our said county...
Side 117 - ... common and meaner sort of people from using such exercises as may make their bodies more able for war...
Side 2 - And while the robes imbibe the solar ray, O'er the green mead the sporting virgins play (Their shining veils unbound). Along the skies Tost, and retost, the ball incessant flies.
Side 118 - And on the other part, that no lawful recreation shall be barred to our good people which shall not tend to the breach of our aforesaid laws, and canons of our Church...
Side 44 - ... but of a much harder consistence. This they strike with such force and dexterity from one hole to another, that they will fly to an incredible distance.
Side 6 - In 1591, when queen Elizabeth was entertained at Elvetham in Hampshire, by the earl of Hertford, " after dinner, about three o'clock, ten of his lordship's servants, all Somersetshire men, in a square greene court before her majesties windowe, did hang up lines, squaring out the forme of a tennis-court, and making a cross line in the middle ; in this square they (being stript out of their dublets) played five to five with handball at bord and cord as they tearme it, to the great liking of her highness.
Side 116 - Whereas upon our return the last year out of Scotland, we did publish our pleasure touching the recreations of our people in those parts under our hand; for some causes us thereunto moving, we have thought good to command these our directions then given in Lancashire, with a few words thereunto added, and most appliable to these parts of our realms, to be published to all our subjects.
Side 118 - God: prohibiting in like sort the said recreations to any that, though conform in religion, are not present in the church at the service of God, before their going to the said recreations.
Side 7 - Latin name cambuca' was applied to this pastime, and it derived the denomination, no doubt, from the crooked club or bat with which it was played ; the bat was also called a bandy, from its being bent, and hence the game itself is frequently written in English bandy-ball.
Side 117 - The report of this growing amendment amongst them made us the more sorry when with our own ears we heard the general complaint of our people that they were barred from all lawful recreation and exercise upon the Sunday's afternoon after the ending of all Divine Service, which cannot but produce two evils...

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