chapter  16
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AMUSEMENTS

FROM the study of education we turn to a lighter side of life in the Middle Ages, its sports and pastimes, a subject attractive in itself, and one which throws a good deal of light upon Medieval manners. Nothing, perhaps, is so sure a test of a man's tastes as his method of amusing himself, because it is entirely a matter of choice; he may be forced by circumstances to follow an avocation he detests in order to gain a living, but he is rarely obliged to take up a recreation he dislikes.