The British Chess Magazine, Volumes 10-11

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Trubner & Company, 1890 - Chess

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Page 171 - Every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented gathered themselves unto David,
Page 458 - a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny, with men for pieces, plays : Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the cupboard lays.
Page 528 - we have outlived the time of bloody feud, when a quarrel was carried down between two families from father to son, like a Spanish game at chess; and a murder or two committed in every generation, just to keep the matter from going to sleep.
Page 528 - great ocean of reading without compass or pilot; and unless when some one had the charity to play at chess with me, I was allowed to do nothing, save read from morning to night.
Page 419 - hour and three quarters. To those who understand Chess, this exertion of M. Philidor's abilities must appear one of the greatest of which the human memory is susceptible. He goes through it with astonishing accuracy, and often corrects mistakes in those who have the board before them.
Page 393 - dead: My heart is full of ruth and yearning pain At sight of thee, O King, that hast a crown Outlasting theirs, and tells of greatness fled Through cloud-hung nights of unabated rain And murmur of the dark majestic town.
Page 528 - cold calculating manoeuvres, which old gentlemen in wrought night - caps and furred gowns execute like so many games at chess, and displace a treasurer or lord commissioner as they would take a Rook or Pawn.
Page 169 - Your hands than mine are quicker for a fray, My legs are longer though, to run away.
Page 393 - Haply thou may'st have pleased old Prester John Among his pastures, when full royally He sat in tent,—grave shepherds at his knee— While lamps of balsam winked and glimmered on. What dost thou here ? Thy masters
Page 473 - 1 P tO K 4 2 Kt to KB 3 3 B to B 4 4 P to Q Kt 4 5 P to QB 3 6 P to Q 4

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