The British Chess Magazine, Volume 13

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Trubner & Company, 1893 - Chess
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Page 2 - He acts upon the principle that if a thing is worth doing at all it is worth doing well : — and the thing that he " does" especially well is the public.
Page 289 - In ancient times in this parish, the meanest and simplest sort of people, yea, the plain ploughmen were skilful at chess play, and being altogether Welshmen of language, had proper names for the chess board and the several sorts of men. The play they called...
Page 128 - It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of this eminent Scottish lawyer and accomplished antiquary, which took place on the 24th ultimo. Mr. MAIDMENT'S two little volumes on Peerage...
Page 289 - I laid down as a rare note that such simple people should be skilled in this so rare a play that in most countries nought but of the best sort is expert therein.
Page 8 - Chess ; he found to his delight that they became partial to it, and made great progress in it ; he soon felt himself doubly recompensed for the trouble he had taken, for not only did they become proficients in the game, but it afforded him many opportunities of improving their morals and behaviour, which...
Page 243 - Nature to all things fix'd the limits fit, And wisely curb'd proud man's pretending wit. As on the land while here the ocean gains, In other parts it leaves wide sandy plains; Thus in the soul while memory prevails, The solid power of understanding fails; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away.
Page 500 - IN STATU QUO CHESS. This invention supplies a want felt by all Chess players. The IN STATU QUO board is so contrived that the Game may at any time be discontinued, and the board folded and placed in its case without the men being disturbed.
Page 437 - WHITE. White to play, and mate in three moves. White to play, and checkmate in four mores PROBLEM 11. PROBLEM 12. IB
Page 452 - President), occupied the chair; and there was a good attendance of members. The minutes of the previous meeting having been confirmed, the first business was the ELECTION OF OFFICE-BEARERS.
Page 52 - The IN STATU QUO CHESS-BOARD is so contrived that the game may at any period be discontinued, and the board folded and placed in its case without the Chessmen being disturbed.

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