Games and Songs of American Children

Games and Songs of American Children

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"[...]morning hours. At other times, the amusement of young people at their gatherings was "playing games." These games generally resulted in forfeits, to be redeemed by kissing, in every possible variety of position and method. Many of these games were rounds; but as they were not called dances, and as mankind pays more attention to words than things, the religious conscience of the community, which objected to dancing, took no alarm. Such were the pleasures of young men and women from sixteen to twenty-five years of age. Nor were the participants mere rustics; many of them could boast as good blood, as careful breeding, and as much intelligence, as any in the land. Neither was the morality or sensitiveness of the young women of that day in any respect inferior to what it is at present. Now that our country towns are become mere outlying suburbs of cities, [...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 308g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150755723X
  • 9781507557235