E. R. T, The family coach, 1868
- The family coach.
- Physical Description:
- 1 volume (, 11,  pages) ; 20 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsGV1239 .F36 1868Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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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