British Miscellany, and Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 16

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R. Hastings, 1855 - Chess
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Page 389 - Present shall fulfil them, What he promised, she shall do. She inherits all his treasures, She is heir to all his fame; And the light that lightens round her Is the lustre of his name. She is wise with all his wisdom, Living on his grave she stands; On her brow she bears his laurels, And his harvest in her hands.
Page 389 - Honour her, for she is ours ! See the shadows of his heroes Girt around her cloudy throne ; Every day the ranks are strengthened By great hearts to him unknown ; Noble things the great Past promised, Holy dreams, both strange and new ; But the Present shall fulfil them, What he promised, she shall do.
Page 389 - ... his treasures, She is heir to all his fame, And the light that lightens round her Is the lustre of his name ; She is wise with all his wisdom, Living on his grave she stands, On her brow she bears his laurels, And his harvest in her hands. Coward, can she reign and conquer If we thus her glory dim ? Let us fight for her as nobly As our fathers fought for him. God, who crowns the dying ages, Bids her rule, and us obey, — Bids us cast our lives before her, Bids us serve the great To-day.
Page 44 - Shatranj, which found its way presently into the modern Persian, and at length into the dialects of India, where the true derivation of the name is known only to the learned.
Page 370 - ... prodigious capacity; but there is no proof (that I know) that he had an atom of genius. His verses that remain are dull and sterile. He could learn all that was known of any subject; he could do anything if others could show him the way to do it. This was very wonderful; but that is all you can say of it. It requires a good capacity to play well at chess; but, after all, it is a game of skill, and not of genius. Know what you will of it, the understanding still...
Page 43 - Italian critics, by the first •intention ; yet of this simple game, so exquisitely contrived, and so certainly invented in India, I cannot find any account in the classical writings of the Brahmans.
Page 167 - B.) 1. P. to K. fourth 2. Kt. to KB third 3. B. to Q. Kt. fifth 4.
Page 393 - ... which kind of education introduces men into the language and practice of business; and if it be not resisted by the great ingenuity of the person, inclines young men to more pride than any other kind of breeding, and disposes them to be pragmatical and insolent.
Page 128 - ... callidiore modo tabula variatur aperta calculus et vitreo peraguntur milite bella, ut niveus nigros, nunc et niger alliget albos. sed tibi quis non terga dédit ? quis te duce cessit...

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