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CARDS
[ Also see Aces Amusements Chance Fortune Gambling Games Luck Poker Recreation Wagers ]

Patience and shuffle the cards.
  [Sp., Paciencia y barajar.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote (II, 23)   BUY VARYING HARE USED BOOK  

A snug and friendly game at cards.
      - William Cowper

With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
  Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
    And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
      - William Cowper, Task
         (bk. IV, The Winter Evening, l. 217)

He's a sure card.
      - John Dryden, The Spanish Friar
         (act II, sc. 2)

Cards were at first for benefits designed,
  Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
      - David Garrick,
        Epilogue to Edward Moore's Gamester

The pictures placed for ornament and use,
  The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
      - Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village
         (l. 231)

Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia)

A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.
      - Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia),
        Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whist

The game [of poker] exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great.
      - Walter Matthau

Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.
      - Popular 20th Century Saying

Call them again, my lord, and accept their suit.
      - William Shakespeare

I must complain the cards are ill-shuffled till I have a good hand.
      - Jonathan Swift,
        Thoughts on Various Subjects

You do not play then at whist, sir? Alas, what a sad old age you are preparing for yourself!
  [Fr., Vous ne jouez donc pas le whist, monsieur? Helas! quelle triste vieilesse vous vous preparez!
      - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

Whist, then, delightful whist, my theme shall be.
      - Dr. A.R. Thompson

One should play fairly when one has the winning cards.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)


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