An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: Containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions, Including the Whole of Philidor's Analysis, with Selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c, to which are Added, Caissa, a Poem, by Sir William Jones, The Morals of Chess, by Dr. Franklin, &c

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Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1816 - Chess - 254 pages
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Page 221 - If I move this piece, what will be the advantage of my new situation ? What use can my adversary make of it to annoy me ? What other moves can I make to support it, and to defend myself from his attacks ?
Page 211 - He once imprison'd, all the conflict ends. The queens exulting near their consorts stand;. Each bears a deadly falchion in her hand; Now here, now there, they bound with furious pride, And thin the trembling ranks from side to side; Swift as Camilla flying o'er the main, Or lightly skimming o'er the dewy plain : Fierce as they seem, some bold Plebeian spear May pierce their shield, or stop their full career.
Page 211 - To right and left the martial wings display Their shining arms, and stand in close array. Behold ! four archers, eager to advance, Send the light reed, and rush with sidelong glance : Through angles, ever, they assault the foes, True to the colour, which at first they chose.
Page 234 - ... to stop at a farm-house in the way. The master of the house was a clergyman, "who, to a poor curacy, added the care of a few scholars in the neighbourhood ; which in all might make his living about eighty pounds a year ; this was all he had to maintain a wife and six children.
Page 230 - ... shall be forced to hide their heads. They shall be forced to a disgraceful abandonment of their present measures and principles, which they avow, but cannot defend; measures which they presume to attempt, but cannot hope to effectuate.
Page 219 - And adds new glory to th' exulting knight. At this, pale fear oppress'd the drooping maid, And on her cheek the rose began to fade: A crystal tear, that stood...
Page 221 - The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions.
Page 14 - ... with a better, if you can do it with a pawn, because that better piece may in such a case be, as it were, out of play.
Page 208 - Delia was enthr'on'd, and by her side The sweet Sirena, both in beauty's pride. Thus shine two roses, fresh with early bloom, That from their native stalk dispense perfume : Their leaves unfolding to the dawning day Gems of the glowing mead and eyes of May. A band of youths and damsels sat around, Their flowing locks with braided myrtle bound : Agatis, in the graceful dance admir'd, And gentle Thyrsis, by the muse inspir'd ; With Sylvia, fairest of the mirthful train ; And Daplmis, doom'd to love,...
Page 230 - Laying of papers on your table, or counting numbers on a division, will not avert or postpone the hour of danger. It must arrive, my lords, unless these fatal acts are done away; it must arrive in all its horrors, and then these boastful ministers, spite of all their confidence, and all their manoeuvres, shall be forced to hide their heads.

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