The CBZ Newswire

Tag: Thomas Molineaux

Thomas Molineaux: America’s First Sports Celebrity (1811)

by on Feb.04, 2011, under Guest Columnists

Federica Coppolecchia: "Thomas Molineaux (1810-11)"

Federica Coppolecchia: "Thomas Molineaux (1810-11)"

By Christopher James Shelton

English Ballad of Jack Holmes versus Tom Tough (1805)  

A FIG for compassionate bowels!
Come all who are rugged and rough;
For a knight of the whip and the rowels,
Jack Holmes is to fight with Tom Tough.

Now boys, they’ve set to!  With what cunning
They shift – offer battle – step back!
Come, go it!  I hate that there funning:
So, damn it, Jack hit him a crack. (continue reading…)

Comments Off :, , , more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!