I was awkward enough in their games
, and backward enough in their studies; but custom would improve me in the first respect, I hoped, and hard work in the second.
At each of these portals were stationed two heralds, attended by six trumpets, as many pursuivants, and a strong body of men-at-arms for maintaining order, and ascertaining the quality of the knights who proposed to engage in this martial game
Well, Christine, I think that somebody is making game
First stepped forward several pairs of men armed with the quarter-staff, the widow's sons among them, and so skilfully did they thrust and parry and beat down guards, that the Sheriff, who loved a good game
as well as any man, clapped his hands, forgetting where he was, and shouted, "Well struck
Here Fanny interposed, however, with anxious protestations of her own equal ignorance; she had never played the game
nor seen it played in her life; and Lady Bertram felt a moment's indecision again; but upon everybody's assuring her that nothing could be so easy, that it was the easiest game
on the cards, and Henry Crawford's stepping forward with a most earnest request to be allowed to sit between her ladyship and Miss Price, and teach them both, it was so settled; and Sir Thomas, Mrs.
Their time for repose and recreation is at sunset, when the labors of the day being ended, they gather together to amuse themselves with petty games
, or to hold gossiping convocations on the tops of their lodges.
When it rained the passengers had to stay in the house, of course--or at least the cabins--and amuse themselves with games
, reading, looking out of the windows at the very familiar billows, and talking gossip.
Because he could not join in the games
which other boys played, their life remained strange to him; he only interested himself from the outside in their doings; and it seemed to him that there was a barrier between them and him.
If serving a sentence the number of games
he must play is also indicated, and thus the one directing the moves knows which pieces to risk and which to conserve, and further than this, a man's chances are affected by the position that is assigned him for the game
In a row, against the opposite wall, were the gambling games
There were the Stranger's club-house, the Athenaeum club-house, the Hampton club-house, the St James's club-house, and half a mile of club-houses to play IN; and there were ROUGE-ET-NOIR, French hazard, and other games
to play AT.
Oh for a game
cock now to sit upon his head and crow