Thursday, July 28, 2005


Sports and Pastimes of the People of England by Joseph Strutt [2nd ed., 1903]
via Plep

Snap-dragon. This sport is seldom exhibited but in winter, and chiefly at Christmas-time; it is simply heating of brandy or some other ardent spirit in a dish with raisins; when the brandy being set on fire, the young folks of both sexes standing round it pluck out the raisins, and eat them as hastily as they can, but rarely without burning their hands, or scalding their mouths.

Push pin is a very silly sport, being nothing more than simply pushing one pin across another.

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