Antique Hockey Woodcut Print - by “Master Michel Angelo” (a pseudonym for Richard Johnson)
Juvenile Sports and Pastimes
Published by Thomas Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard, London, Second Edition 1776.
The book’s description of the game concludes:
…tho’ you are allowed to push either of your antagonists aside, yet it is considered not only as foul play, but as very ungenteel also, to strive either to throw another down, or to trip up his heels. Such proceedings always produce ill-will, quarrelling, and sometimes fighting: but every young gentleman will wish to make his companions as happy as himself, since, without mutual harmony, the finest sport in the world will be rendered dull, insipid, and disgustful.