The Chess player's chronicle

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Page 32 - 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 32 - ... and it is therefore best that these rules should be observed ; as the game thereby becomes more the image of human life, and particularly of war ; in which, if you have incautiously put yourself into a bad and dangerous position, you cannot obtain your enemy's leave to withdraw your troops, and place them more securely, but you must abide all the consequences of your rashness. And, lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs,...
Page 32 - And, lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources. The game is so full of events, there is such a variety of turns in it, the...
Page 32 - 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 269 - If a player agree to checkmate with a particular Piece or Pawn, or on a particular square, or engage to force his adversary to stalemate or checkmate him, he is not restricted to any number of moves. XXIV. A stalemate is a drawn game. XXV. If a player make a false move, castle improperly, &c., &c., the adversary must take notice of such irregularity before he touches a Piece or Pawn, or he will not be allowed to inflict any penalty. XXVI. Should any question arise, respecting which there is no law,...
Page 239 - Duke of Gordon (then Marquess of Huntly) — the Marquess of Hertford (then Lord Yarmouth) — the Earl of Fife — and Scott's early friend Lord Melville." The Prince and Scott," says Mr. Croker, " were the two most brilliant story-tellers in their several ways, that I have ever happened to meet ; they were both aware of their forte, and both exerted themselves that evening with delightful effect. On going home, I really could not decide which of them had shone the most. The Regent was enchanted...
Page 80 - Here strain'd with azure, there bedropp'd with gold : Thus on the alter'd Chief both armies gaze, And both the Kings are fix'd with deep amaze. The sword which arm'd the snow-white Maid before, He now assumes, and hurls the spear no more ; Then springs, indignant, on the dark-rob'd band, And Knights and Archers feel his deadly hand.
Page 47 - Move, well directed, o'er the colour'd plain; Daphnis, who taught us first, the play shall guide; Explain its laws, and o'er the field preside : No prize we need our ardour to inflame ; We fight with pleasure if we fight for fame.
Page 64 - thy counsel I approve ; " Art, only art, her ruthless breast can move ; " But when ? or how ? thy dark discourse explain : " So may thy stream ne'er swell with gushing rain ! " So, may thy waves in one pure current flow, " And flowers eternal on thy border blow !" To whom the maid replied with smiling mien : " Above the palace of the Paphian queen " Love's brother dwells, — a boy of graceful...
Page 47 - ... pleasure if we fight for fame ! " The nymph consents : the maids and youths prepare To view the combat, and the sport to share ; But Daphnis most approv'd the bold design, Whom Love instructed and the tuneful Nine : He rose, and on the cedar table plac'd A polish'd board,* with different colours grac'd.

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