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Cockstride-art – 6/20/06


"Cockstride" by THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.


NOTE: See also these files: games-msg, games-cards-msg, sports-msg, Hopscotch-art, Curling-art, wintr-sports-lnks, Horseshoes-art, taverns-msg, Dwyle-Flonkng-art, sports-msg.





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Mark S. Harris...AKA:..Stefan li Rous

stefan at florilegium.org



NOTE – This article was first published in the September 2005 issue of "Ice Dragon", the newsletter for the Barony of Rhydderich Hael.



by THL Dagonell


BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder

(b. ca. 1525, Breughel, d. 1569, Bruxelles)

Children's Games (detail)


Oil on wood, 118 x 161 cm (full painting), width of detail: 12 cm

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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"One boy is chosen as Cock.  He is blindfolded, and stands alone, with his legs as far apart as possible.  The other boys then throw their caps as far as they are able between the extended legs of the Cock.  After the boys have thrown their caps, and each boy has taken his stand beside his cap, the Cock, still blindfolded, stoops down and crawls in search of the caps.  The boy whose cap he first finds has to run about twenty yards under the buffeting of the other boys, the blows being directed chiefly to the head.  He becomes Cock at the next turn of the game."


The illustration is a detail from Brueghel's painting, "Children's Games" done in 1560.  The rules are taken from _Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland_ by Alice Gomme.



Gomme, Alice _Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland_ (London; Thames and Hudson; 1894; 2 vol.; ISBN 0-500-27316-2; $18.95)


Portman, Paul _Pieter Brueghel's Children's Games_ (Berne; Hallwall Press; 1964)


Copyright 2005 by David P. Salley. <dagonell at heronter.org>. Permission is granted for republication in SCA-related publications, provided the author is credited and receives a copy.


If this article is reprinted in a publication, I would appreciate a notice in the publication that you found this article in the Florilegium. I would also appreciate an email to myself, so that I can track which articles are being reprinted. Thanks. -Stefan.


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