The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &C Volume 4

The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &C Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...without which all j enjoyment is futile and transitory. This is a subject well worthy of universal consideration; but to give it some degree of life and animation, I shall add a fanciful account of happiness as a game, which has been played from the beginning of time, and will be continued to the end of it. It consists of instructions how to play this game with success; and I copy it verbatim from my commonplace-book, in which I insert my own thoughts and fancies in the order they occur to me, as well as those which I am induced, for their good sense, wit, or intelligence, to select from the writings of others. They are as follows: When you begin a new gamef recall to your memory the manner in which you played the foregoing one, that you may avoid a repetition of the same mistakes. When y'ou have well considered the card you are about to play, play it with steadiness and composure, and particularly take care not to betray a suspicion of your own ignorance. When you shuffle or cut, do it above-board, to prevent the least appearance or possibility of deceit. If you have won a large share of the stake by playing a particular card well, be cautious of venturing it all on any single card in the same deal, unless you play a forced game. Whether you play a small or a great game, exert your best skill. and take care not to discover the bad state of your hand by peevishness or fretting. Observe the play of others, and draw consequences from it for the improvement of your own. If you play in the assemblies of fashion and the ton, remember to! bold up your hand, and attend to the finesses of the place. When you are in the country, play frequently with your neigh-i bours and tenants. They very often play better than finer folks, and j will greatly improve...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561325
  • 9781236561329