The Humours of Whist: A Dramatic Satire, as Acted Every Day at White's and Other Coffee-houses and Assemblies

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J. Roberts, 1743 - Satire, English - 60 pages

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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 30 - Now there is nothing that wears out a fine face like the vigils of the card-table, and those cutting passions which naturally attend them. Hollow eyes, haggard looks, and pale complexions, are the natural indications of a female gamester.
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.
Page 24 - Beau. Ha ! ha ! ha ! I shall dye ! Yonder is Lord Finess and Sir George Tenace, two first-rate players ; they have been most lavishly beat by a couple of 'prentices. Ha ! ha ! ha ! They came slap four by honours upon them almost every deal.

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