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The family coach.
Physical Description:
1 volume ([2], 11, [1] pages) ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1239 .F36 1868
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Manuscript version of the popular parlour entertainment "The family coach." The text includes a list of the characters and props, and is accompanied by a page of forfeits, and a list of other parlor games.
"In 'Family coach' each player takes the name of a part of a coach, for example the harness, whip, wheels; or of someone connected with it, in this case Mr & Mrs Higgins, Brother Jonathan, Man John. Other elements are also assigned to the players - ditch, dog, cat, villa, dog-house. One player then reads out the comic story about the coach, bringing in as many of these people and things as he can, and as often. Whenever a person or thing represented by a player is mentioned, that player must stand up and turn round. But whenever the coach is mentioned the whole company must stand up and turn round. Otherwise, forfeits."--Dorothy Fisher Canfield, What shall we do now? (New York, 1922), page 33.
Written in pen and black ink.
Paper watermarked 1869.
Stitched in contemporary brown paper covers.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Indoor games -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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