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" I shall not determine; but I think it is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing away a dozen hours together in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards, with no other conversation but what is made up of a few game phrases, and no other... "
Materials for thinking extracted from the works of the learned of all ages - Page 210
by Materials - 1846
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729 - 354 pages
...other Converfation but what is made up of a few Game Phrafes, and no other Ideai but thofe of bl.ickor red Spots ranged together in different Figures. Would not a Man laugh to hear any one of tikis Species complain. ing iliac Lite is ftiort ? THE •••'•••>:<• might be made a perpetual...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729 - 342 pages
...other Converfation but what is made up of a few Game Phrafes, and no other Ideas but thofe of blacker red Spots ranged together in different Figures. Would not a Man laugh to hear any oneof this Species complaining that Lifers fhort \ THE Stage might be made a perpetual Source of the...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1739 - 346 pages
...with no other Converfation but what is made up of a few Game Phrafes, and no other Ideas but thole of black or red Spots ranged together in different Figures. Would not a Man laugh to hear any one of this Species complaining that Life is fhort ? ^ .THE Stage might be made a perpetual Source of tin...
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The Dignity of Human Nature: Or, a Brief Account of the Certain ..., Volume 2

James Burgh - 1767 - 516 pages
...but what is made 1 up of a few game pbrafes, and no other ideas but thofe of •' black or red/pott ranged together in different figures. Would ,' not a man laugh to hear any one of this ipecies complaining HUMAN NATURE. 167 verfions of the theatre. And by the fagacity of the managers...
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The Dignity of Human Nature: Or, A Brief Account of the Certain ..., Volume 2

James Burgh - 1767 - 526 pages
...cotrvtrfation, but what is made ' up of a few game phrafes, and no other ideas but thofe of " black orreilfpots ranged together in different figures. Would " not a man laugh to hear any one of this fpecies complaining *' tkat life'isfiort P" verfions of the theatre. And by the fagacity of the...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 680 pages
...converfation but what is made up of a few game parafes, and пэ other ideas but thofe of black or red fpots ranged together in different figures. Would not a man laugh to hear any one of this fpecies complaining that life is fliort? The ftage might be made a perpetual fource of the moft...
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Elements of Elocution: In which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - 1799 - 438 pages
...is very wonderful to fee perfons of the beft senfe pairing away a dozen hours together in muffling and dividing a pack of cards, with no other conversation but what is made up of a few game phrafes, and no other ideas, but thofe of black and red fpots ranged together in different figures....
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - 1802 - 366 pages
...gaming has even thus much to say for itself, I shall not determine ; but I think it is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing away a dozen...figures. Would not a man laugh to hear any one of this species complaining that life is short? The stage might be made a perpetual source of the most...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 7

British essayists - 1802 - 342 pages
...gaming has even thus much to say for itself, I shall not determine ; but I think it is very wonderful to see persons of the best sense passing away a dozen...in shuffling and dividing a pack of cards, with no ether conversation but what is made up of a few f No 93. SPECTATOR. 157 game phrases, and no other...
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The Dignity of Human Nature: Or, A Brief Account of the Certain and ...

James Burgh - 1802 - 438 pages
...but what is " made up of a few game fliraf-s, and Ho other iJcas, but thofe of Halt or rei " fputs, ranged together in different figures. Would not a man laugh to hear ar.jf. '' one of this fpecies compiaining tint iift isjisrt .f" As for the theatrical diverfions, they...
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