Lacrosse: The National Game of Canada

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Lacrosse: The National Game of Canada  (1879) 
by William George Beers
Text of the 1879 New Edition which included the revised and amended Laws of Lacrosse as well as the Constitution of the National Lacrosse Association of Canada. The original was published in 1869.

An errata included with the 1875 London edition corrected the following errors (the errors were not corrected in the 1879 New Edition):

  • On page 10 of the Preface, "1861" should read "1860"
  • On page 92, "expirment" (text actually reads "expeirment") should read "experiment"
  • On page 94, "disposi-" should read "disposition"
  • On page 193, "followy our" should read "follow your"
  • On page 195, "success" should read "sweep"
  • On page 195, "bath has passe" should read "ball has passed"

The corrections have been marked using tooltips.

PUBLISHED WITH THE SANCTION OF THE NATIONAL LACROSSE ASSOCIATION

OF CANADA.





LACROSSE:


THE


NATIONAL GAME OF CANADA.



By W. G. BEERS.



New Edition.

Containing the Laws oƒ the Game as recently amended, etc.



MONTREAL:
DAWSON BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.

1879.


Entered, according to Act of the Parliament of Canada,
in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine,
by Dawson Brothers, in the Office of the Minister of
Agriculture.


CONTENTS.




PREFACE v
CHAP. I. THE ORIGIN OF LACROSSE 1
CHAP. II. THE ORIGINAL GAME 7
CHAP. III. GENERAL CHARACTER OF THE PRESENT GAME 32
 SCIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT 51
 THE NATIONAL GAME OF CANADA 57
CHAP. IV. HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF LACROSSE 60
CHAP. V. MATERIALS FOR PLAY; THE CROSSE, &c.—RUNNING, TRAINING 76
CHAP. VI. POSTING AND DIRECTING THE PLAYERS 90
CHAP. VII. FACING 97
CHAP. VIII. THROWING THE BALL 106
CHAP. IX. CATCHING AND CARRYING THE BALL 134
CHAP. X. DODGING AND CHECKING 146
CHAP. XI. PICKING UP, TIPPING, FRISKING, &c 180
CHAP. XII. FIELDING 189
CHAP. XIII. GOAL-KEEPING 212
APPENDIX—THE LAWS OF LACROSSE 251


This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.