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An "Out-door Professor" is Appreciated by Former Student Ballplayers of Base, Cricket
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["A classics instructor and "great friend of school boys, he] "was a species of out-door Professor of Languages at the Academy; under him we were all Philosophers of the Peripatetic sect, walking constantly about the play grounds, and bestowing on Fives, Base, Cricket and Foot Ball the 'irreperabile tempus' due to the wise men of Greece. -- Hence he was quite a troublous fellow to the in-door Professors. They found nothing classical in his 'bacchant ar.' They loved him not, and wished him far away."
[A] Long Island Farmer, and Queens County Advertiser [Jamaica, NY] , December 16, 1835, page 2, column 2. [B] Also found by David Block in Long Island Star, December 31, 1835.
Note: In the following paragraph, the man is called "Joseph Heywood".
David Block, 6/1/2021: An "article extolling fellow student at an unnamed school."Edit with form to add a comment
Do we know what was meant by "Foot Ball" in the early 19th Century?
Can we determine what "the Academy" was, and the ages of its students?Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||[A] Tom Shieber, 4/24/2015; [B] David Block, 6/1/2021|
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