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" the table is of that form. To play this game well, attention and quietness are said to be absolutely necessary ; " for if a player be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if he thinks of any thing else, or is disturbed by the conversation... "
Researches Into the History of Playing Cards: With Illustrations of the ... - Page 261
by Samuel Weller Singer - 1816 - 373 pages
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Festivals, Games, and Amusements, Ancient and Modern

Horace Smith - Amusements - 1831 - 382 pages
...made purposely for ombre. Attention and quietness are said to be absolutely necessary for this game ; for if a player be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if his thoughts are diverted, or he is disturbed by the conversation of by-standers.. The Spaniards occasionally...
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Festivals, Games, and Amusements

Horace Smith, Samuel Woodworth - Games - 1833 - 355 pages
...made purposely for ombre. Attention and quietness are said to be absolutely necessary for this game ; for if a player be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if his thoughts are diverted, or he is disturbed by the conversation of bystanders. The Spaniards occasionally...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 26

Families - 1847
...made purposely for ombre. Attention and quietness are said to be absolutely necessary for th's game ; for if a player be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if his thoughts are diverted, or he is disturbed by the conversation of bystanders. The Spaniards occasionally...
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The gaming table: its votaries and victims, in all times and countries ...

Andrew Steinmetz - Gambling - 1870
...emphatically called The Man. It requires very great application to play it well: and let a man be ever BO expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if he thinks of anything else, or is disturbed by the conversation of those that look on. It is a game of three, with...
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Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading

1874
...gamesters, and is called líe MAU. ?' play it well requires a great deal of application ; and I«IB" I be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if he ¿^ I of anything else, or is disturbed by the conversation of tb* I that look on. "Attention and quietness...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 29

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1874
...gamesters, and is called the MAN. To play it well requires a great deal of application ; and let a man be ever so expert, he will be apt to fall into mistakes if 1 Pronounced, not as in French, but Ombré. he think of anything else, or is disturbed by the conversation...
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