An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: Containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions, Including the Whole of Philidor's Analysis, with Selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c, to which are Added, Caissa, a Poem, by Sir William Jones, The Morals of Chess, by Dr. Franklin, &c

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M. Carey and son, 1817 - 282 Seiten
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Seite 241 - The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions.
Seite 242 - Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. This habit is best acquired by observing strictly the laws of the game ; such as, " If you touch a piece, you must move it somewhere ; if you set it down, you must let it stand...
Seite 237 - ... tis e'en a joy to yield). Each guileful snare and subtle art he tries, But finds his art less powerful than her eyes ; Wisdom and strength superior charms obey: And beauty, beauty wins the long-fought day.
Seite 241 - If I move this piece, what will be the advantage of my new situation? What use can my adversary make of it to annoy me? What other moves can I make to support it and to defend myself from his attacks?
Seite 236 - Seven squares she passes with majestic mien, And stands triumphant o'er the falling queen, Perplex'd, and sorrowing at his consort's fate. The monarch burn'd with rage, despair, and hate ; Swift from his zone th' avenging blade he drew, And, mad with ire, the proud virago slew.
Seite 232 - ... thy wounds, and solace to thy pain, " With gentle art thy martial look beguile ; " Be mild, and teach thy rugged brow to smile.— " Canst thou no play, no soothing game devise, " To make thee lovely in the damsel's eyes ? " So may thy prayers assuage the scornful dame, " And e'en Ca'fssa own a mutual flame.
Seite 234 - The god delighted thank'd indulgent Sport; Then grasp'd the board, and left his airy court. With radiant feet he pierc'd the clouds ; nor stay'd, Till in the woods he saw the beauteous maid: Tir'd with the chase the damsel sat reclin'd, Her girdle loose, her bosom unconfin'd.
Seite 24 - ... 32. Supposing your queen and another piece are attacked at the same time, and by removing your queen, you must lose the piece, if you can get two pieces in exchange for her, rather do that than retire, for the difference is more than the worth of a queen; besides, you preserve your situation, which often is better than a piece; when the attack and defence are thoroughly formed, if he who plays first is obliged to retire by the person who defends, that generally ends...
Seite 252 - ... shall be forced to hide their heads. They shall be forced to a disgraceful abandonment of their present measures and principles, which they avow, but cannot defend; measures which they presume to attempt, but cannot hope to effectuate.
Seite 239 - And milder, thus the conquer'd stripling speaks : — " A double triumph, Delia, hast thou won, By Mars protected, and by Venus' son ; The first with conquest crowns thy matchless art, The second points those eyes at Daphnis

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