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Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball

Football Days: Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball by William Hanford Edwards
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A book reminiscent of the days when football was gaining popularity in America by MHAIJH85

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[Illustration: THREE VICTORIOUS PRINCETON CAPTAINS HILLEBRAND, COCHRAN, EDWARDS]

FOOTBALL DAYS

MEMORIES OF THE GAME AND OF THE MEN BEHIND THE BALL

BY

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:

VITA LAMPADA

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 >>


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