The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland: With Tunes, Singing-rhymes, and Methods of Playing According to the Variants Extant and Recorded in Different Parts of the Kingdom, Díl 1

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Strana 432 - A branch of may we have brought you, And at your door it stands, It is but a sprout, But it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands.
Strana 426 - Here we come gathering nuts in May, Nuts in May, nuts in May. Here we come gathering nuts in May, On a cold and frosty morning.
Strana 44 - Girls and boys, come out to play, The moon doth shine as bright as day; Leave your supper, and leave your sleep, And come with your playfellows into the street.
Strana 21 - It was played by six people (three of each sex), who were coupled by lot. A piece of ground was then chosen., and divided into three compartments, of which the middle one was called hell. It was the object of the couple condemned to this division, to catch the others, who advanced from the two extremities; in which case a change of situation took place, and hell was filled by the couple who were excluded by preoccupation, from the other places : in this
Strana 121 - The Grand Old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men. He marched them up to the top of the hill And he marched them down again. And when they were up, they were up, And when they were down, they were down, And when they were only half-way up They were neither up nor down.
Strana 109 - A log of wood is brought into the midst of the room : this is Dun, (the cart-horse,) and a cry is raised, that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated attempts, they find themselves unable to do it, and call for more assistance. The game continues till all the company take part in it, when Dun...
Strana 90 - This dance is begun by a single person (either man or woman), who taking a cushion in his hand, dances about the room, and at the end of the tune he stops and sings, 1 This dance it will no further go.
Strana 415 - I suppose the pastime received the appellation of nine mens' morris; but why it should have been called five-penny morris, I do not know. The manner of playing is briefly this: two persons, having each of them nine pieces, or men, lay them down alternately, one by one, upon the spots; and the business of either party is to prevent his antagonist from placing three of his pieces so as to form a row of three, without the intervention of an opponent piece. If a row be formed, he that made it is...
Strana 60 - ... club ; these clubs are called Dogs. A piece of wood, about four inches long and one inch in diameter, called a Cat...
Strana 76 - Gently dip, but not too deep, For fear you make the golden beard to weep. Fair maiden, white and red, Comb me smooth, and stroke my head, And thou shalt have some cockell-bread.