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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Cards
 
Paciencia y barajar.
  Patience and shuffle the cards.
        Cervantes—Don Quixote. II. 23.
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With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
        Cowper—Task. Bk. IV. The Winter Evening. L. 217.
  2
He’s a sure card.
        Dryden—The Spanish Friar. Act II. Sc. 2.
  3
Cards were at first for benefits designed,
Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
        Garrick—Epilogue to Ed. Moore’s Gamester.
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The pictures placed for ornament and use,
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
        Goldsmith—Deserted Village. L. 231.
  5
  A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.
        Lamb—Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist.
  6
  Vous ne jouez donc pas le whist, monsieur? Hélas! quelle triste vieilesse vous vous préparez!
  You do not play then at whist, sir! Alas, what a sad old age you are preparing for yourself!
        Talleyrand.
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