Philobiblon: A case for an Asbo?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

A case for an Asbo?

"Where uppon Sundayes and all festival dayes the boyes and mardes and children ... presently after dinner come into the Church, there they play in such manner as children use to doe till darke night, and hence cometh principally that inordinate noyse which many tymes suffereth not the preacher to be heard in the Quyre."

... but they didn't, happily, have Asbos in 1631.
(from London Churches Before the Great Fire, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1917, p. 22)


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