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EATIN' v. HARROW

Republican France associates with the pursuit of a harmless pastime. Les wickettes, as being too small for the Bowlsman to reach them, should be raised to six feet high, and the Umpire, a grave anomaly in a game cherished by a liberty-loving people, should be instantly suppressed. The "overre," too, should consist of sixteen balls. But this and many other matters are under the consideration of the Committee. I now subjoin "Le Score" I mentioned; a brief perusal of it will show you what excellent grounds the Committee have for making the humanising alterations at which I have hinted.


ALL FRANCE v. AN ENGLISH 'OME TEAM.

All France.

M. de Boissy (struck with murderous force on the front of his forehead by the boule de canon, and obliged to retire), b. Jones-Johnson 0

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