A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America by MHAIJH85
MEMORIES OF THE GAME AND OF THE MEN BEHIND THE BALL
WILLIAM H. EDWARDS PRINCETON 1900
WITH INTRODUCTION BY WALTER CAMP YALE 1880
MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK 1916
Copyright, 1916, By MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK
Dedicated to John P. Poe, Jr. Princeton '95
HONORED AND BELOVED BY HOSTS OF FRIENDS, HE REPRESENTED THE HIGHEST IDEALS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL, NOT ONLY IN LIFE, BUT IN HIS DEATH UPON THE BATTLEFIELD IN FRANCE.
AS I THINK OF HIM, THE STIRRING LINES OF HENRY NEWBOLDT COME TO ME AS A FITTING EULOGY:
There's a breathless hush in the Close to night Ten to make and the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in.
And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote, "Play up! play up! and play the game!"
The sand of the desert is sodden red Red with the wreck of a square that broke, The gatling jammed and the Colonel dead And the Regiment blind with dust and smoke... Continue reading book >>A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America by MHAIJH85
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