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Mr. Punch's Book of Sports


Miss Nelly sits cool in the cricketer's booth
And watches the game, about which, in good sooth,
Her curious interest ne'er ceases.
She now wants to know of the flannel-clad youth,
However the wickets can well be kept smooth,
When she hears they are always in creases!

Miltonic Meditation (by a looker-on at lawn-tennis).—"They also serve who only stand and wait."

Appropriate to the Season.—Q. What is double as good a game as Fives? A. (evident) Tennis.

Going to the Deuce.—Getting thirty to forty at lawn-tennis.

Suggestion to Provincial Lawn-Tennis Club.—Why not give lawn-tennis balls in costume during the winter?

Most Appropriate Attire.— A "grass-lawn" tennis costume.

The Game for Rackety Bishops.— Lawn-tennis.