in the Garden of Eden
Secret History of the Early Game
“A Front View of Dartmouth College, with the Chapel & Hall,” by J. Dunham and S. Hill. This copper engraving appeared in Massachusetts Magazine in February 1793. It is the earliest known drawing of the College. The game appears to be wicket, but may be an early form of cricket, as played before the Marylebone Rules of 1744. Daniel Webster, in private correspondence from 1797, wrote of “playing ball” while a freshman at Dartmouth.