They brought me a second hogshead, which I drank in the same manner, and made signs for more; but they had none to give me. When I had performed these wonders, they shouted for joy, and danced upon my breast, repeating several times as they did at first, Hekinah degul. They made me a sign that I should throw down the two hogsheads, but first warning the people below to stand out of the way, crying aloud, Borach mevolah; and when they saw the vessels in the air, there was a universal shout of Hekinah degul.
I confess I was often tempted, while they were passing backwards and forwards on my body, to seize forty or fifty of the first that came in my reach, and dash them against the ground. But the remembrance of what I had felt, which probably might not be the worst they could do, and the promise of honour I made themfor so I interpreted my submissive behavioursoon drove out these imaginations. Besides, I now considered myself as bound by the laws of hospitality, to a people who had treated me with so much expense and magnificence. However, in my thoughts I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals, who durst venture to mount and walk upon my body, while one of my hands was at liberty, without trembling at the very sight of so prodigious a creature as I must appear to them.
After some time, when they observed that I made no more demands for meat, there appeared before me a person of high rank from his imperial majesty. His excellency, having mounted on the small of my right leg, advanced forwards up to my face, with about a dozen of his retinue; and producing his credentials under the signet royal, which he applied close to my eyes, spoke about ten minutes without any signs of anger, but with a kind of determinate resolution, often pointing forwards, which, as I afterwards found, was towards the capital city,.
German bigness: Gre. I answered in few words, but to no purpose, and made a sign with my hand that was loose, putting it to the other but over his excellencys head for fear of hurting him or his train and then to my own head and body, to signify that I desired my liberty. It appeared that he understood me well enough, for he shook his head by way of disapprobation, and held his hand in a posture to show that I must be carried as a prisoner. However, he made other signs to let me understand that I should have meat and drink enough, and very good treatment.
Whereupon I once more thought of attempting to break my bonds; but again, when I felt the smart of their arrows upon my face and hands, which were all in blisters, and many of the darts still sticking in them, and observing likewise that the number of my enemies increased, I gave tokens to let them know that they might do with me what they pleased. Upon this, the hurgo and his train withdrew, with much civility and cheerful countenances. Soon after I heard a general shout, with frequent repetitions of the words Peplom selan; and I felt great numbers of people on my left side relaxing the cords to such a degree, that I was able to turn upon my right, and to ease myself with making water; which I very plentifully did, to the great astonishment of the people; who, conjecturing by my motion what I was going to do, immediately opened to the right and left on that side, to avoid the torrent, which fell with such noise and violence from me.
But before this, they had daubed my face and both my hands with a sort of ointment, very pleasant to the smell, which, in a few minutes, removed all the smart of their arrows. These circumstances, added to the refreshment I had received by their victuals and drink, which were very nourishing, disposed me to sleep. I slept about eight hours, as I was afterwards assured; and it was no wonder, for the physicians, by the emperors order, had mingled a sleepy potion in the hogsheads of wine.
It seems, that upon the first moment I was discovered sleeping on the ground, after my landing, the emperor had early notice of it by an express; and determined in council, that I should be tied in the manner I have related, which was done in the night while I slept; that plenty of meat and drink should be sent to me, and a machine prepared to carry me to the capital city.
German arrows: Pfeile. This resolution perhaps may appear very bold and dangerous, and I am confident would not be imitated by any prince in Europe on the like occasion. However, in my opinion, it was extremely prudent, as well as generous: for, supposing these people had endeavoured to kill me with their spears and arrows, while I was asleep, I should certainly have awaked with the first sense of smart, which might so far have roused my rage and strength, as to have enabled me to break the strings wherewith I was tied; after which, as they were not able to make resistance, so they could expect no mercy.
This prince has several machines fixed on wheels, for the carriage of trees and other great weights. He often builds his largest men of war, whereof some are nine feet long, in the woods where the timber grows, and has them carried on these engines three or four hundred yards to the sea. Five hundred carpenters and engineers were immediately set at work to prepare the greatest engine they had. It was a frame of wood raised three inches from the ground, about seven feet long, and four wide, moving upon twenty-two wheels.
The shout I heard was upon the arrival of this engine, which, it seems, set out in four hours after my landing. It was brought parallel to me, as I lay. But the principal difficulty was to raise and place me in this vehicle. Eighty poles, each of one foot high, were erected for this purpose, and very strong cords, of the bigness of packthread, were fastened by hooks to many bandages, which the workmen had girt round my neck, my hands, my body, and my legs.
Nine hundred of the strongest men were employed to draw up these cords, by many pulleys fastened on the poles; and thus, in less than three hours, I was raised and slung into the engine, and there tied fast. All this I was told; for, while the operation was performing, I lay in a profound sleep, by the force of that soporiferous medicine infused into my liquor. Fifteen hundred of the emperors largest horses, each about four inches and a half high, were employed to draw me towards the metropolis, which, as I said, was half a mile distant.
About four hours after we began our journey, I awaked by a very ridiculous accident; for the carriage being stopped a while, to adjust something that was out of order, two or three of the young natives had the curiosity to see how I looked when I was asleep; they climbed up into the engine, and advancing very softly to my face, one of them, an officer in the guards, put the sharp end of his half-pike a good way up into my left nostril, which tickled my nose like a straw, and made me sneeze violently; whereupon they stole off unperceived, and it was three weeks before I knew the cause of my waking so suddenly.
We made a long march the remaining part of the day, and, rested at night with five hundred guards on each side of me, half with torches, and half with bows and arrows, ready to shoot me if I should offer to stir. The next morning at sun-rise we continued our march, and arrived within two hundred yards of the city gates about noon. The emperor, and all his court, came out to meet us; but his great officers would by no means suffer his majesty to endanger his person by mounting on my body. In this edifice it was determined I should lodge. The great gate fronting to the north was about four feet high, and almost two feet wide, through which I could easily creep.
On each side of the gate was a small window, not above six inches from the ground: into that on the left side, the kings smith conveyed fourscore and eleven chains, like those that hang to a ladys watch in Europe, and almost as large, which were locked to my left leg with six-and-thirty padlocks. Over against this temple, on the other side of the great highway, at twenty feet distance, there was a turret at least five feet high. Here the emperor ascended, with many principal lords of his court, to have an opportunity of viewing me, as I was told, for I could not see them.
It was reckoned that above a hundred thousand inhabitants came out of the town upon the same errand; and, in spite of my guards, I believe there could not be fewer than ten thousand at several times, who mounted my body by the. German ascended: stiegst, gestiegen, stieg, stiegen, stiegt, aufgestiegen, stiegst auf, stiegt auf, stiegen auf, stieg auf, erstiegst. But a proclamation was soon issued, to forbid it upon pain of death. When the workmen found it was impossible for me to break loose, they cut all the strings that bound me; whereupon I rose up, with as melancholy a disposition as ever I had in my life.
But the noise and astonishment of the people, at seeing me rise and walk, are not to be expressed. The chains that held my left leg were about two yards long, and gave me not only the liberty of walking backwards and forwards in a semicircle, but, being fixed within four inches of the gate, allowed me to creep in, and lie at my full length in the temple. German backwards: rckwrts, zurck, rcklings, rueckwaerts, nach hinten, von hintenherum, hintenber, rckwrts gehend.
The emperors person and habit described. Learned men appointed to teach the author their language. He gains favour by his mild disposition. His pockets are searched, and his sword and pistols taken from him. When I found myself on my feet, I looked about me, and must confess I never beheld a more entertaining prospect.
The country around appeared like a continued garden, and the enclosed fields, which were generally forty feet square, resembled so many beds of flowers. These fields were intermingled with woods of half a stang, and the tallest trees, as I could judge, appeared to be seven feet high.
I viewed the town on my left hand, which looked like the painted scene of a city in a theatre. I had been for some hours extremely pressed by the necessities of nature; which was no wonder, it being almost two days since I had last disburdened myself. I was under great difficulties between urgency and shame. The best expedient I could think of, was to creep into my house, which I accordingly did; and shutting the gate after me, I went as far as the length of my chain would suffer, and discharged my body of that uneasy load.
But this was the only time I was ever guilty of so uncleanly an action; for which I cannot but hope the candid. German beds: Betten. From this time my constant practice was, as soon as I rose, to perform that business in open air, at the full extent of my chain; and due care was taken every morning before company came, that the offensive matter should be carried off in wheel-barrows, by two servants appointed for that purpose. I would not have dwelt so long upon a circumstance that, perhaps, at first sight, may appear not very momentous, if I had not thought it necessary to justify my character, in point of cleanliness, to the world; which, I am told, some of my maligners have been pleased, upon this and other occasions, to call in question.
The emperor was already descended from the tower, and advancing on horseback towards me, which had like to have cost him dear; for the beast, though very well trained, yet wholly unused to such a sight, which appeared as if a mountain moved before him, reared up on its hinder feet: but that prince, who is an excellent horseman, kept his seat, till his attendants ran in, and held the bridle, while his majesty had time to dismount.
When he alighted, he surveyed me round with great admiration; but kept beyond the length of my chain.
He ordered his cooks and butlers, who were already prepared, to give me victuals and drink, which they pushed forward in a sort of vehicles upon wheels, till I could reach them. I took these vehicles and soon emptied them all; twenty of them were filled with meat, and ten with liquor; each of the former afforded me two or three good mouthfuls; and I emptied the liquor of ten vessels, which was contained in earthen vials, into one vehicle, drinking it off at a draught; and so I did with the rest.
The empress, and young princes of the blood of both sexes, attended by many ladies, sat at some distance in their chairs; but upon the accident that happened to the emperors horse, they alighted, and came near his person, which I am now going to describe. He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders. His features are strong and masculine, with an Austrian lip and arched nose, his complexion olive, his countenance erect, his body and limbs well proportioned, all his motions graceful, and his deportment majestic.
German alighted: landete. For the better convenience of beholding him, I lay on my side, so that my face was parallel to his, and he stood but three yards off: however, I have had him since many times in my hand, and therefore cannot be deceived in the description. His dress was very plain and simple, and the fashion of it between the Asiatic and the European; but he had on his head a light helmet of gold, adorned with jewels, and a plume on the crest. He held his sword drawn in his hand to defend himself, if I should happen to break loose; it was almost three inches long; the hilt and scabbard were gold enriched with diamonds.
His voice was shrill, but very clear and articulate; and I could distinctly hear it when I stood up. The ladies and courtiers were all most magnificently clad; so that the spot they stood upon seemed to resemble a petticoat spread upon the ground, embroidered with figures of gold and silver.
His imperial majesty spoke often to me, and I returned answers: but neither of us could understand a syllable. There were several of his priests and lawyers present as I conjectured by their habits , who were commanded to address themselves to me; and I spoke to them in as many languages as I had the least smattering of, which were High and Low Dutch, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, and Lingua Franca, but all to no purpose.
After about two hours the court retired, and I was left with a strong guard, to prevent the impertinence, and probably the malice of the rabble, who were very impatient to crowd about me as near as they durst; and some of them had the impudence to shoot their arrows at me, as I sat on the ground by the door of my house, whereof one very narrowly missed my left eye. But the colonel ordered six of the ringleaders to be seized, and thought no punishment so proper as to deliver them bound into my hands; which some of his soldiers accordingly did, pushing them forward with the butt-ends of their pikes into my reach.
I took them all in my right hand, put five of them into my coat-pocket; and as to the sixth, I made a countenance as if I would eat him alive. The poor man squalled terribly, and the colonel and his officers were in much pain, especially when they saw me take out my penknife: but I soon put them out of fear; for, looking mildly, and immediately cutting the strings he was bound with, I set him gently. German adorned: schmcktest, geschmckt, schmcktet, schmckte, schmckten, ziertet, ziertest, geziert, zierten, zierte. I treated the rest in the same manner, taking them one by one out of my pocket; and I observed both the soldiers and people were highly delighted at this mark of my clemency, which was represented very much to my advantage at court.
Six hundred beds of the common measure were brought in carriages, and worked up in my house; a hundred and fifty of their beds, sewn together, made up the breadth and length; and these were four double: which, however, kept me but very indifferently from the hardness of the floor, that was of smooth stone. By the same computation, they provided me with sheets, blankets, and coverlets, tolerable enough for one who had been so long inured to hardships. As the news of my arrival spread through the kingdom, it brought prodigious numbers of rich, idle, and curious people to see me; so that the villages were almost emptied; and great neglect of tillage and household affairs must have ensued, if his imperial majesty had not provided, by several proclamations and orders of state, against this inconveniency.
He directed that those who had already beheld me should return home, and not presume to come within fifty yards of my house, without license from the court; whereby the secretaries of state got considerable fees. In the mean time the emperor held frequent councils, to debate what course should be taken with me; and I was afterwards assured by a particular friend, a person of great quality, who was as much in the secret as any, that the court was under many difficulties concerning me. They apprehended my breaking loose; that my diet would be very expensive, and might cause a famine.
Sometimes they determined to starve me; or at least to shoot me in the face and hands with poisoned arrows, which would soon despatch me; but again they considered, that the stench of so large a carcass might produce a plague in the metropolis, and probably spread through the whole kingdom. In the midst of these consultations, several officers of the army went to the door of the great council-. German apprehended: befrchtetet, befrchtete, nahm wahr, erfasste, befrchteten, befrchtet, befrchtetest.
An establishment was also made of six hundred persons to be my domestics, who had board-wages allowed for their maintenance, and tents built for them very conveniently on each side of my door. It was likewise ordered, that three hundred tailors should make me a suit of clothes, after the fashion of the country; that six of his majestys greatest scholars should be employed to instruct me in their language; and lastly, that the emperors horses, and those of the nobility and troops of guards, should be frequently exercised in my sight, to accustom themselves to me.
All these orders were duly put in execution; and in about three weeks I made a great progress in learning their language; during which time the emperor frequently honoured me with his visits, and was pleased to assist my masters in teaching me. We began already to converse together in some sort; and the first words I learnt, were to express my desire that he would please give me my liberty; which I every day repeated on my knees.
His answer, as I could comprehend it, was, that this must be a work of time, not to be thought on without the advice of his council, and that first I must lumos kelmin pesso desmar lon emposo; that is, swear a peace with him and his kingdom. However, that I should be used with all kindness. And he advised me to acquire, by my patience and discreet behaviour, the good opinion of himself and his subjects. He desired I would not take it ill, if he gave orders to certain proper officers to search me; for probably I might carry about me several weapons, which must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a person.
I said, His majesty should be satisfied; for I was ready to strip myself, and turn up my pockets before him. German accustom: gewhnen, gewhnt, gewhne, gewhnst, angewhnen, gewhnst an, gewhnen an, gewhne an, gewhnt an, sich gewhnen. This I delivered part in words, and part in signs.
He replied, that, by the laws of the kingdom, I must be searched by two of his officers; that he knew this could not be done without my consent and assistance; and he had so good an opinion of my generosity and justice, as to trust their persons in my hands; that whatever they took from me, should be returned when I left the country, or paid for at the rate which I would set upon them.
I took up the two officers in my hands, put them first into my coat-pockets, and then into every other pocket about me, except my two fobs, and another secret pocket, which I had no mind should be searched, wherein I had some little necessaries that were of no consequence to any but myself. In one of my fobs there was a silver watch, and in the other a small quantity of gold in a purse.
These gentlemen, having pen, ink, and paper, about them, made an exact inventory of every thing they saw; and when they had done, desired I would set them down, that they might deliver it to the emperor. In the left pocket we saw a huge silver chest, with a cover of the same metal, which we, the searchers, were not able to lift. We desired it should be opened, and one of us stepping into it, found himself up to the mid leg in a sort of dust, some part whereof flying up to our faces set us both a sneezing for several times together. In his right waistcoat-pocket we found a prodigious bundle of white thin substances, folded one over another, about the bigness of three men, tied with a strong cable, and marked with black figures; which we humbly conceive to be writings, every letter almost half as large as the palm of our hands.
In the left there was a sort of engine, from the back of which were extended twenty long poles, resembling the pallisados before your majestys court: wherewith we conjecture the man-mountain combs his head; for we did not always. In the large pocket, on the right side of his middle cover so I translate the word ranfulo, by which they meant my breeches, we saw a hollow pillar of iron, about the length of a man, fastened to a strong piece of timber larger than the pillar; and upon one side of the pillar, were huge pieces of iron sticking out, cut into strange figures, which we know not what to make of.
In the left pocket, another engine of the same kind. In the smaller pocket on the right side, were several round flat pieces of white and red metal, of different bulk; some of the white, which seemed to be silver, were so large and heavy, that my comrade and I could hardly lift them. In the left pocket were two black pillars irregularly shaped: we could not, without difficulty, reach the top of them, as we stood at the bottom of his pocket.
One of them was covered, and seemed all of a piece: but at the upper end of the other there appeared a white round substance, about twice the bigness of our heads. Within each of these was enclosed a prodigious plate of steel; which, by our orders, we obliged him to show us, because we apprehended they might be dangerous engines. He took them out of their cases, and told us, that in his own country his practice was to shave his beard with one of these, and cut his meat with the other. There were two pockets which we could not enter: these he called his fobs; they were two large slits cut into the top of his middle cover, but squeezed close by the pressure of his belly.
Out of the right fob hung a great silver chain, with a wonderful kind of engine at the bottom. We directed him to draw out whatever was at the end of that chain; which appeared to be a globe, half silver, and half of some transparent metal; for, on the transparent side, we saw certain strange figures circularly drawn, and thought we could touch them, till we found our fingers stopped by the lucid substance.
He put this engine into our ears, which made an incessant noise, like that of a water-mill: and we conjecture it is either some unknown animal, or the god that he worships; but we are more inclined to the latter opinion, because he assured us, if we understood. German beard: Bart. He called it his oracle, and said, it pointed out the time for every action of his life. From the left fob he took out a net almost large enough for a fisherman, but contrived to open and shut like a purse, and served him for the same use: we found therein several massy pieces of yellow metal, which, if they be real gold, must be of immense value.
In one of these cells were several globes, or balls, of a most ponderous metal, about the bigness of our heads, and requiring a strong hand to lift them: the other cell contained a heap of certain black grains, but of no great bulk or weight, for we could hold above fifty of them in the palms of our hands.
This is an exact inventory of what we found about the body of the man-mountain, who used us with great civility, and due respect to your majestys commission. Signed and sealed on the fourth day of the eightyninth moon of your majestys auspicious reign. He first called for my scimitar, which I took out, scabbard and all. In the mean time he ordered three thousand of his choicest troops who then attended him to surround me at a distance, with their bows and arrows just ready to discharge; but I did not observe it, for mine eyes were wholly fixed upon his majesty.
He then desired me to draw my scimitar, which, although it had got some rust by the sea water, was, in most parts, exceeding bright. I did so, and immediately all the troops gave a. German auspicious: gnstig, vielversprochene, gnstige. The next thing he demanded was one of the hollow iron pillars; by which he meant my pocket pistols. I drew it out, and at his desire, as well as I could, expressed to him the use of it; and charging it only with powder, which, by the closeness of my pouch, happened to escape wetting in the sea an inconvenience against which all prudent mariners take special care to provide, I first cautioned the emperor not to be afraid, and then I let it off in the air.
The astonishment here was much greater than at the sight of my scimitar. Hundreds fell down as if they had been struck dead; and even the emperor, although he stood his ground, could not recover himself for some time. I delivered up both my pistols in the same manner as I had done my scimitar, and then my pouch of powder and bullets; begging him that the former might be kept from fire, for it would kindle with the smallest spark, and blow up his imperial palace into the air.
I likewise delivered up my watch, which the emperor was very curious to see, and commanded two of his tallest yeomen of the guards to bear it on a pole upon their shoulders, as draymen in England do a barrel of ale. He was amazed at the continual noise it made, and the motion of the minute-hand, which he could easily discern; for their sight is much more acute than ours: he asked the opinions of his learned men about it, which were various and remote, as the reader may well imagine without my repeating; although indeed I could not very perfectly understand them.
I then gave up my silver and copper money, my purse, with nine large pieces of gold, and some smaller ones; my knife and razor, my comb and silver snuff-box, my handkerchief and journal-book. My scimitar, pistols, and pouch, were conveyed in carriages to his majestys stores; but the rest of my goods were returned me. I had as I before observed, one private pocket, which escaped their search, wherein there was a pair of spectacles which I sometimes use for the weakness of mine eyes, a pocket perspective, and some other little conveniences; which, being of no consequence to the emperor, I did not think myself bound in honour.
German ale: Bier. German apprehended: befrchtetet, Besitztum, Gut, Besitzung, befrchtete, nahm wahr, erfasste, Besessenheit. The diversions of the court of Lilliput described. The author has his liberty granted him upon certain conditions. My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time. I took all possible methods to cultivate this favourable disposition.
The natives came, by degrees, to be less apprehensive of any danger from me. I would sometimes lie down, and let five or six of them dance on my hand; and at last the boys and girls would venture to come and play at hide-and-seek in my hair. I had now made a good progress in understanding and speaking the language.
The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence. I was diverted with none so much as that of the rope-dancers, performed upon a slender white thread, extended about two feet, and twelve inches from the ground.
Upon which I shall desire liberty, with the readers patience, to enlarge a little. This diversion is only practised by those persons who are candidates for great employments, and high favour at court.
They are trained in this art from their youth, and are not always of noble birth, or liberal education. When a great. German apprehensive: besorgt, bedenklich, begreifend, bange, bengstigt. Very often the chief ministers themselves are commanded to show their skill, and to convince the emperor that they have not lost their faculty. Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire. I have seen him do the summerset several times together, upon a trencher fixed on a rope which is no thicker than a common packthread in England.
My friend Reldresal, principal secretary for private affairs, is, in my opinion, if I am not partial, the second after the treasurer; the rest of the great officers are much upon a par. I myself have seen two or three candidates break a limb. But the danger is much greater, when the ministers themselves are commanded to show their dexterity; for, by contending to excel themselves and their fellows, they strain so far that there is hardly one of them who has not received a fall, and some of them two or three.
I was assured that, a year or two before my arrival, Flimnap would infallibly have broke his neck, if one of the kings cushions, that accidentally lay on the ground, had not weakened the force of his fall. There is likewise another diversion, which is only shown before the emperor and empress, and first minister, upon particular occasions. The emperor lays on the table three fine silken threads of six inches long; one is blue, the other red, and the third green.
These threads are proposed as prizes for those persons whom the emperor has a mind to distinguish by a peculiar mark of his favour. The ceremony is performed in his majestys great chamber of state, where the candidates are to undergo a trial of dexterity very different from the former, and such as I have not observed the least resemblance of in any other country of the new or old world. The emperor holds a stick in his hands, both ends parallel to the horizon, while the candidates advancing, one by one, sometimes leap over the stick, sometimes creep under it, backward and forward, several times, according as the stick is advanced or depressed.
Sometimes the emperor holds. German accidentally: zufllig. Whoever performs his part with most agility, and holds out the longest in leaping and creeping, is rewarded with the blue-coloured silk; the red is given to the next, and the green to the third, which they all wear girt twice round about the middle; and you see few great persons about this court who are not adorned with one of these girdles. The riders would leap them over my hand, as I held it on the ground; and one of the emperors huntsmen, upon a large courser, took my foot, shoe and all; which was indeed a prodigious leap.
I had the good fortune to divert the emperor one day after a very extraordinary manner. I desired he would order several sticks of two feet high, and the thickness of an ordinary cane, to be brought me; whereupon his majesty commanded the master of his woods to give directions accordingly; and the next morning six woodmen arrived with as many carriages, drawn by eight horses to each. I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
When I had finished my work, I desired the emperor to let a troop of his best horses twenty-four in number, come and exercise upon this plain. His majesty approved of the proposal, and I took them up, one by one, in my hands, ready mounted and armed, with the proper officers to exercise them. As soon as they got into order they divided into two parties, performed mock skirmishes, discharged blunt arrows, drew their swords, fled and pursued, attacked and retired, and in short discovered the best military discipline I ever beheld.
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The works of Samuel Rowlands have nothing to do with the game of Whist.
He is, however, included since his publications provide insight into the society of that era in the United Kingdom, but not from the perspective of the ruling class, but from the other side of society. Samuel Rowlands wrote epigrams, which are short, but witty poems expressing a single thought or observation. It can also be a concise, clever, and often paradoxical statement. And it was this style, which sold to the public and Samuel Rowlands had to pay the rent.
However, some of his publications, however short, were not well received and were ordered by the authorities be burned: " Yt is orderd that the next court-day two bookes lately printed, th' one called The Letting of Humors Blood in the Head Vayne; th' other, A mery Metinge, or 'tis Mery when Kaves mete; shal be publiquely burnt, for that they conteyne matters unfytt to be published; then to be burnd in the Hall Kytchen, with other popish bookes and thinges that were lately taken. A very early 'book burning' incidence, which only stirred the reading community to obtain access to these publications, poems, prose, and tracts in any manner possible.
This incident actually stamped Samuel Rowlands as a popular contemporary. His works, although dealing with the society in general, also employ the ambiguity of the designations for the suits of cards: Knave, for example, can have several meanings, such as 1. A digitized version can be found on the Internet via books. The Knaves of Hartes. Haile Fellow well met, T. Reprinted privately by E.
Utterson, , from an edition published by John Bache, , London, England. More Kaves Yet. Utterson, Edited with an Introduction and Notes by E. Published by T. Richards, London, England, in Also reprinted privately by The Hunerian Club, Glasgow, Note: best known for publication of Roy's Game of Backgammon , wherein the Principles of the Game are explained, and the Directions of the best Players and Authorities have been compared and revised, H.
Causton, London, England, Fitzwilliam Co. This publication is presented on a separate web page for the enjoyment of the visitor. The career of the authoress, Carolyn Wells, is also presented in a short biography. The publication was published as a harcover, and was bound in green cloth with the illustration mounted on the front cover. Note: This is a booklet and an article by Mr. Des Kenny was written about its publication. This article has only been preserved and archived on this site in.
Turin, chez Pierre Joseph Pic, , 5 vol. Manno-Promis I, Go for the Gold! Schaefer, Ulf - Note: the ae is one letter in German and is an Umlaut - a". Morehead, Publisher: Simon and Schuster Inc. Gottlieb, Introduction by Harold S. Four Book Contract, c, Publisher: published privately by H. Schlafly, East St. Il controbridge, ovvero Il bridge contestato sul piano ideologico, strutturale, comportamentale, , Publisher: Linotipografia C. General Scott was always extremely gallant and courteous to ladies and greatly enjoyed the society of intelligent and refined women.
As stated in the early part of this work, General Scott had been an industrious student of the law, and the knowledge thus acquired was of great service to him throughout his eventful career. He was a constant reader of the best foreign and American periodicals and the leading newspapers of the day.
He was of the opinion that wars would never cease, and therefore took little interest in peace societies. He held the opinion that the study of the higher mathematics had a tendency to lessen the ability to move armies in the field, yet expressed regret that he had not in his youth given more study to the subject. He was very fond of whist, but was quite irritated when he was beaten and generally had a ready excuse for his defeat. On one occasion he was playing a very close game, in the midst of which he left the table to expectorate in the fireplace.
He lost the game and said to one of the party, "Young gentleman, do you know why I lost that game? He used tobacco somewhat excessively until the close of the Mexican War, after which time he renounced its use entirely. He was exceedingly vain of his accomplishments as a cook and specially prided himself on the knowledge of how to make good bread.
He spent several days in instructing the cook at Cozzens' Hotel, West Point, in this art, I: General Scott, the father-in-law of George Canning and the Duke of Portland, was known to have won at White's L,, thanks to his notorious sobriety and knowledge of the game of Whist. The general possessed a great advantage over his companions by avoiding those indulgences at the table which used to muddle other men's brains. He confined himself to dining off something like a boiled chicken, with toast and water; by such a regimen he came to the Whist table with a clear head; and possessing as he did a remarkable memory, with great coolness of judgment, he was able honestly to win the enormous sum of L, S36 Since , the Annuals have been edited by William James Hart.
Scribner's Sons - A Publishing House. The picture below shows the front shop in the year , which is a copy taken from a dinner menu for an event held by Mr. Scribner's Monthly first appeared in , absorbing the second incarnation of Putnam's. This Scribner's ran until , to be succeeded by The Century Magazine. In January , Scribner's Magazine appeared, starting at Volume 1, and ran until The magazine was published by the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons.
There were many contributed articles on the game of Whist to this magazine by the present expert Whist players and authors. The included picture shows the December issue with the cover page designed by Maxfield Parrish. The name is most likely a pseudonym. A periodical in the humanities founded in In later years the magazine became a major magazine that was focused on literature and criticism.
The magazine has been published since by the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and the Sewanee Review has never missed an issue. Many of the period's Whist authors published articles in the Sewanne Review, such as 'Cavendish', and Mr. Simplified Bridge: Auction and Contract. Seymor, Publisher: A. Full and Easy Instructions for playing all the Games chiefly used at Court and in the Assemblees French spelling with the mark over the first 'e' , viz.
The true Manner of playing the most usual Games at Cards, viz.
WEBSTER'S GERMAN THESAURUS EDITION
With several diverting Tricks upon the Cards. The fifth edition. Curll and J. Wilford, London, With a Frontispiece of a party at Ombre, said to be by Hogarth; of this an inferior copy, signed 'Parr, sculp. It is from the preface to this book that we learn that Charles Cotton was the author of the original 'Compleat Gamester,' from which the second and third parts of this treatise are taken. Note: The Eighth Edition. Hodges, London, On the title-page 'Whist' is removed from the second part, The City Gamester , and now leads the list of games in Part I.
A great deal more space is given to whist in this edition, at the expense of chess. Julian Marshall, in accusing Seymour of gross plagiarism from Hoyle, has overlooked the fact that the additions were made by Charles Johnson and not by Seymour himself. Most copies of this edition have the same frontispiece as those of the other editions. Curll, London, England, LC: Revised Edition. As welcomed to the historian the news of William Shakespeare referring to any game of cards in his works might be, the playwright and poet never referred to any game of cards in any of his plays or sonnets.
Many in the search believe to have found one reference in the play 'Anthony and Cleopatra', Act IV, XV, , first enacted in the year of The monologue is by Anthony and is as follows:. Here I am Antony, Yet cannot hold this visible shape, my knave. Nay, weep not, gentle Eros. There is left us Ourselves to end ourselves. These verses were presumably first reported by 'Cavendish', Mr. Thomas De La Rue, it is not known whether this passage also was included in previous editions , page 34, with the heading of Whist, where it is verbatim published: ' The game of trump is also mentioned by Shakespeare in "Antony and Cleopatra," Act iv.
Note: it is the intention of the author to establish the source for this particular game of cards and believes that he has found proof in this one play that Shakespeare refers to a game of cards, which 'must be' the game of trump. Antony is accustomed only to victory, and his understanding of self leaves little room for defeat, either on the battlefield or in terms of love.
As a Roman, Antony has a rigid perception of himself: he must live within the narrowly defined confines of the victor and hero or not live at all. Here, he complains to his trusted attendant, Eros, about the shifting of his identity. He feels himself helplessly changing, morphing from one man to another like a cloud that turns from a dragon to a bear to a lion as it moves across the sky.
Rather than amend his identity to incorporate this loss, rather than become an Antony conquered, he chooses to end his life. Bridge , 1. Secrets of Success: Europe's No. Stone and Co. Laura Frahm Ohaver as listed in Library of Congress. Short, Bob - Pseudonym for Robert Withy. Notation: These rules, evidently an imitation of the better-known 'Bob Short's' rules by Robert Withy, have been attributed to Mrs.
Barbauld Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld, - ? Note: this was not a publication per se, but rather a simple, plain card with twelve rules printed on each side. The dimensions of the card is unknown. Tardieu, Paris, France, LC: S55 z.
John A. Tierney, Publisher: Stanldy Allan Co. Official Precision Teacher's Manual, , co-author C. Note: this reference is included because it also attempts to explain the origin of designations for certain cards in various countries such as France, German, and Italy. Also the engraved pictures are of such great quality, the list would sorely be lacking if absent. Pages By Robert Triphook, London, Only two hundred and fifty copies were printed of this beautiful book, which at once took its place as the leading authority on its subject, and attracted generous tributes of admiration from the Continental writers on playing cards.
The book contains a Frontispiece and 17 plates, besides illustrations in the text. In the Appendix are: extracts from the works of many foreign authors which are not otherwise very accessible, such as the essays by the Abbe' Rive, Court de Ge'belin, and Lollio. Note: Bridge, van Start tot Finish Series authorised by the Nederlandse Bridge Bond to represent leaning books from absolute beginner has been successful in The Netherlands and the publications have been often published and re-printed upon updates and revisions.
All attempts have been made to include the original and most of the revised editions. Book 4 was not published to our knowledge. Bridge spelenderwijs deel 1, 2 en 3. Oefenspelen aansluitend op: Van start tot finish. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, , AntiQbook: Booknumber: Bridge - Van start tot finish 3 delen: 1,2,3, Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, , 3 paperback, AntiQbook: Booknumber: Het complete boek kaartbeoordeling: strategie en praktijk, co-author Michael Lawrence, , Publisher: Baam: Tirion, ca. Slam - a pseudonym for E. Mae B. ISBN: Alexander Sobel has been elected to the Bridge Hall of Fame and was a pioneer in the early days of the evolution of the game of bridge.
His articles and essays on the game have rarely been published, but his influence has been immense. He is credited with the authorship of "60 Days", a popular bi-monthly diary column. It became a monthly column called "30 Days" for a short time and then returned to its original format of "60 Days". All The Tricks! Note: Published from to The magazine was the first English sporting periodical to devote itself to every type of sport, thus providing the historian with a reasonably comprehensive source.
It was published in London, but was able to offer extensive coverage of events nationally due to the fact that the Editor Mr. Wheble, had established a wide ranging network of informants, writers and contributors throughout the shires. Much of the information in the magazine stemmed from the readers themselves, who were urged to contribute material. The editor insisted that information should be accurate, rejecting contribution where he had doubts. Readers would also respond to one another's letters and sharp debates often occurred within the magazine's columns, acting as an additional check on the accuracy of material.
The editor refused to settle disputes, but was very conscientious in supplying the best information available to him. Cumulatively, this provided an immense amount of detail. The journal transformed the subject by providing a treatment that was both deeper and more wide reaching in scope. Unlike its predecessors, it embraced everything that was regarded as sport and aimed at presenting an accurate, accessible record. By doing so, it mapped the subject out, presenting a thematic framework, which others were to develop.
A range of issues that were to become associated with established sporting literature first became accessible to a wider audience via its columns. By the early s, the magazine was the fourth best selling monthly periodical in London. Il sistema Stayman completo del Bridge Contratto, Date? Paul Stern and A. Co-author Randall Baron. Note : Mr. Sydnor, Alexandria, Virginia, LC: Pokok dasar contract bridge: Menurut point count method dari Charles H.
The most successful of Cornhill's rivals namely The Cornhill Magazine, which was the premier fiction-carrying magazine of the century and was the brainchild of George Smith, of Smith, Elder and Co. This was a London journal, issued monthly with a cover price of one Shilling. However, it was originally unillustrated. The journal was launched in December by John Maxwell with the gifted bohemian author George Sala as its editor.
Another popular feature in the magazine's early numbers was Miss Braddon's Aurora Floyd In a preface to the first volume George Sala wrote that the editor and proprietor had toyed with the idea of woodcut illustrations, but decided instead to go for an extra sixteen page of text. As a result, for his one Shilling the reader had a massive pages. The contents were miscellaneous, with a strong emphasis on serialised fiction. But the initial circulation of 30, soon dropped and the chronically impecunious John Maxwell sold the property of the magazine to George Sala around Editorship later passed to Richard and then to George Bentley enjoying a long period of prosperous stability, merging with the ailing Bentley's Miscellany in Stevenson and Anthony Trollope.
George Bentley died in , and the house of Bentley went under in Macmillan kept the now unfashionable magazine going for another few years. Unlike many of the rivals to Cornhill, Temple Bar contrived to create a distinct personality for itself as a bohemian-flavoured journal. Contributors for the game of Whist were Mr. Stuart, Volume 90, Page , September ; Mr. Courtney, Volume 97, page, , April ; and other Whist experts of that time. The A. Translation: Published for the benefit of cash relief for prisoners of war.
A full-time professional bridge team organized by Mr. Ira Corn. The group consisted of: Mr. James Jacoby, Mr. Bobby Wolff, Mr. Billy Eisenberg, Mr. Bobby Goldberg, Mr. Michael Lawrence, Mr. Robert Hamman , Mr. An interesting novel based around a major American bridge tournament. High level professional bridge, sex, cheating, deceit, which all form part of the story and plot. A second printing was also published in Movie : The publication was adapted to the screen in by Studio Ariztical Entertainment and was released on November 2, Running time is approximately 88 minutes.
Synopsis: A year after one of their ranks commits suicide, the remaining members of a Midwest bridge club, along with substitute Ellen Jennifer Massey. When one of the women reveals that the current meeting will be her last, alcohol begins to flow, and all sorts of secrets are revealed. This feature from David L. Lowe and Rhomie K. Bell and others, London, England; also , Publisher: J.
Cadell LC prints T. Note: the person of T. Cadell is Thomas Cadell. Thomas Cadell entered the London book trade in as an apprentice to Andrew Millar. He entered in partnership with Millar in , and became the sole proprietor in He was perhaps the leading bookseller in London until his retirement in Thomas Cadell Jr. Their relationship is unknown. Note: The first book by Alexander Thomson , a minor Scottish poet who wrote verse and essays on a variety of subjects choice, novels, taste, Scottish literature, etc.
The first ten cantos detail the playing of whist, and the final two examine the allure of card playing and gaming in general, followed by a sonnet on the same. Schmeling and Johanna H. Note : Hubert Phillips completely rewrote this publication of Harold D. Completely rewritten by: Mr. Contract Bridge in 20 Minutes , c, Publisher: E. Dutton and Co. Culbertson vs.
The Contract Bridge Omnibus , only the front and back covers and the book's back are shown , Publisher: H. Whitman and Co. Note: According to a Phrygian tradition, an oracle at Telmissus, the ancient capital of Phrygia, decreed to the Phrygians, who found themselves temporarily without a legitimate king, that the next man to enter the city driving an ox-cart should become their king.
Midas, a poor peasant, happened to drive into town with his father Gordias and his mother, riding on his father's ox-cart. Before Midas' birth, an eagle had once landed on that ox-cart, and this was explained as a sign from the gods. Midas was declared a king by the priests. In gratitude, he dedicated his father's ox-cart to the Phrygian god Sabazios, whom the Greeks identified with Zeus, and either tied it to a post or tied its shaft with an intricate knot of cornel Cornus mas bark. It was further prophesied by an oracle that the one to untie the knot would become the king of Asia today's Asia Minor.
In BC, wintering at Gordium, Alexander attempted to untie the knot. When he could find no end to the knot, to unbind it, he sliced it in half with a stroke of his sword, producing the required ends the so-called Alexandrian solution. As with Terence Reese and Roger Trezel it is rather the Gordian Knot when attempting to divide the two authors and determine who wrote which publication and on which publication did the two authors indeed collaborate.
They were both contemporaries and collaborators, friends and published authors, so the dividing line, one has to assume, cannot be drawn precisely, so we leave it to the book covers we manage to collect. If the name of one author appears, then that publication is listed only under that name; if both names appear on the cover of the publication, then that publication is listed under both names. There are also several publications, by which the ISBN is the same as for another publication.
The reason is not known for this feature. We have also attempted to list the English publications and the French publications together. It is possible that the publication is listed twice in both languages. Master Bridge Series: Band 1 , German translation. Master Bridge Series: Band 2 , German translation.
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- Man as Witch.
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Master Bridge Series: Band 3 , German translation. Note: This series titled Les Cahiers Du Bridge is also designated as Tomes , defined as one of the books in a work of several volumes. To what extent Terence Reese contributed in the authorship of this series is unknown and sometimes debated since not all issues carry the name of Terence Reese. It seems that it was a more profitable experience for the two authors if both names appeared on the front covers or cover pages.
The series itself was the result of the dissecting of one or several single planned publications. Average number of pages for the series is about pages. The number of tomes is twenty in entirety. A publication of by Mr. Editors: - ? Horace Greeley; ? Cleveland; F. Ottarson; - A. Schem; , Horace Greeley; - J. Cleveland; - Edward McPherson; - ? Revised by N. Bles, London, LC: Compiled From the Highest Authorities of the Time. Lippincott Co. The community name derives from ' cheese village '. Contract Bridge, ,m Publisher: G. Clarke Co. Bridge - Spieltechnik beim Gegenspiel.
D48 z. Note : Capt. Arthur Campbell-Walker, F. In some publications the surname is entered incorrectly and published with two 'l's'. Although the surname is a double name the entry is alphabetically listed under 'W', as does also the Library of Congress. The exact year of his birth is unknown, but records are available showing the year Pole made a vehement accusation of plagiarism from 'Cavendish' against the author, being unaware that the book was brought out with the sanction of 'Cavendish', to whom the proofs were submitted for revision. Appleton and Co.
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