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" Chess : — for at this game, their anger, love, peevishness, covetousness, dulness, idleness, and many more mad pranks, passions, and motions of their minds, and the forces and properties of their fortunes are used to be seen : as whether the wooer be... "
Physician and patient (Boston, Mass.) - Page 25
1880 - 104 pages
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An introduction to the history and study of chess: with copious descriptions ...

Thomas Pruen, B. Franklin, François Danican Philidor - Games - 1804 - 314 pages
...most illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they intend to marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that come to them, and to know their passions, especially by playing with them at tables, or Chess. For at these games, the passions and motions of their minds, and the forces and properties...
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An introduction to the history and study of chess; to which is added, The ...

Thomas Pruen (of Cheltenham.), François André Danican - 1804
...most illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they intend to marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that come to them, and to know their passions, especially by playing with them at tables, or Chess. For at these games, the passions and motions of their minds, and the forces and properties...
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Practical chess grammar: or, An introduction to the royal game of chess; in ...

William Stopford Kenny - Games - 1817 - 57 pages
...Swedes, and Vandals, whereof an English abridgment appeared in 1058, we read: " It is a custom among the most illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they would...their minds, and the forces and properties of their fortunes are used to be seen : as whether the wooer be rudely disposed, that he will indiscreetly rejoice...
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Practical Chess Grammar: Or, An Introduction to the Royal Game of Chess, in ...

William Stopford Kenny - Chess - 1823 - 57 pages
...appeared in 1658, we read : " It is a custom among the most illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they should honestly marry their daughters, to prove the dispositions...their minds, and the forces and properties of their fortunes are used to be seen : as whether the wooer be rudely disposed, that he will indiscreetly rejoice...
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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 3

Literary Criticism - 1824
...Swedes, when they would honestly marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that came to them, and to know their passions especially, by playing with them at tables or chess. For at these games, their anger, love, peevishness, covetousness, dullness, idleness,...
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The Chess player's chronicle

1841
...illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they would honestly marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that come to them, and to know their passions especially by playing with them at tables or Chess, (in ludo latrunculorum seu Schacorum). For at these games, their anger, love, peevishnesse,...
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Chess Monthly: An American Chess Serial, Volume 3

Willard Fiske, Paul Charles Morphy - Chess - 1859
...illustrious Goths and Swedes, when they would honestly marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that come to them, and to know their passions especially, by playing at chees. For at these games, their anger, love, peevishness, covetousness, dullness, idleness and...
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The Bizarre Notes and Queries in History, Folk-lore ..., Volumes 5-6

Reference - 1888
...Swedes, when they would honestly marry their daughters, to prove the disposition of the suitors that came to them, and to know their passions especially, by playing with them at tables or chess. For at these games their anger, love, peevishness, covetousness, dullness, and many...
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