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, 1820 - 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 221 - Circumspection, which surveys the whole chessboard, or scene of action; the relations of the several pieces and situations, the dangers they are respectively exposed to, the several possibilities of their aiding each other, the probabilities that the adversary may...
Page 221 - Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. This habit is best acquired by observing strictly the laws of the game ; such as, " If you touch a piece, you must move it somewhere ; if you set it down, you must let it stand...
Page 207 - The nymph consents: the maids and youths prepare To view the combat, and the sport to share ; But Daphnis most...
Page 16 - ... in the position of stale-mate, keep giving check to your adversary's king, always taking care not to check him where he can interpose any of his pieces that make the stale...
Page 254 - Apiarians are examined, with the most improved Methods laid down for effectually preserving the Lives of the Bees. Containing also an accurate Description, illustrated by Plates of the Hives invented by...
Page 218 - And beauty, beauty, wins the long-fought day. By this a hoary chief, on slaughter bent, Approach'd the gloomy king's unguarded tent ; Where, late, his consort spread dismay around, Now her dark corse lies bleeding on the ground. Hail, happy youth ! thy glories not unsung Shall live eternal on the poet's tongue; For thou shalt soon receive a splendid change, And o'er the plain with nobler fury range. The swarthy leaders saw the storm impend, And strove in vain their sovereign to defend: Th...
Page 209 - 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 214 - The god delighted thank'd indulgent Sport; Then grasp'd the board, and left his airy court. With radiant feet he pierc'd the clouds ; nor...
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.

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