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Page 3 - That he had not both of them 17 to 2, — and that he had not one, or both, or neither, some 25 to 32. — So I, according to the Judgment of the Game, led a Club, my Partner takes it with the King. Then it was exactly 481 for us to 222...
Page 5 - Gad, my Lord, there never was so excellent a Book printed. — I'm quite in Raptures with it — I will eat with it — sleep with it — go to Court with it — go to Parliament with it — go to Church with it,— I pronounce it the Gospel of Whist-Players...
Page 7 - Whist,' produced in 1743. One of the characters, Sir Calculation Puzzle, is made to say, " Egad, you remind me, Sir John, of an observation I have made too ; which is, that as long as quadrille and ombre were the games in vogue, we certainly were under French influence ; whereas, since whist has come into fashion, you see our politics are improved upon us.
Page 6 - ... so excellent a book printed. I'm quite in raptures with it. I will eat with it, sleep with it, go to Parliament with it, go to church with it. I pronounce it the gospel of Whist-players. I want words to express the author, and can look on him in no other light than as a second Newton. I have joined twelve companies in the Mall, and eleven of them were talking of it. It's the subject of all conversation, and has had the honour to be introduced into the Cabinet.