The Hand-book of Games: Comprising New Or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarté, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Card Games; Faro, Rouge Et Noir, Hazard, Roulette; Backgammon, Draughts; Billiards, Bagatelle, Amercan Bowls, Etc., Etc

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Henry George Bohn
Bell & Daldy, 1867 - 617 Seiten
 

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Seite 253 - What boots the regal circle on his head, His giant limbs, in state unwieldy spread ; That long behind he trails his pompous robe, And, of all monarchs, only grasps the globe ? The Baron now his Diamonds pours apace ; Th...
Seite 252 - In show like leaders of the swarthy moors. Spadillio first, unconquerable lord ! Led off two captive trumps, and swept the board.
Seite 253 - In heaps on heaps ; one fate o'erwhelms them all. The Knave of Diamonds tries his wily arts, And wins (oh shameful chance !) the Queen of Hearts. At this, the blood the virgin's cheek forsook, A livid paleness spreads o'er all her look ; She sees, and trembles at th' approaching ill, Just in the jaws of ruin, and codille.
Seite 252 - The hungry Judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jury-men may dine; The merchant from th' Exchange returns in peace, And the long labours of the Toilet cease.
Seite 252 - Soon as she spreads her hand, th' aerial guard Descend, and sit on each important card : First Ariel perch'd upon a matadore, Then each, according to the rank they bore ; For sylphs, yet mindful of their ancient race, Are, as when women, wondrous fond of place.
Seite 274 - ... multiply each numerator by all the denominators, except its own, for a new numerator, and under it write the common denominator.
Seite 542 - JENNY; and it is one of the most common, as well as one of the most...
Seite 253 - Gain'd but one trump and one Plebeian card. With his broad sabre next, a chief in years, The hoary Majesty of Spades appears, Puts forth one manly leg, to sight reveal'd, The rest, his many-colour'd robe conceal'd.

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