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has no frontispiece nor “Explanation.” Colla. CONTENTS.- No 229.
tion : NOTES :--Cotton's and Seymour's “Gamesters,” 381—Old Title, 1 f.; Epistle, 2 ff.; Contents 1 f. (This differs
Registers, Grimsby,,383 - Wolsey's Portraits-A Veteran from the table of contents of the 1721 edition, inasmuch
as it does not include the “Gentleman's Diversion.") sonant Power of W, 386.
Chapters i. to xi.; i. to v.; and i. to v.; 104 pp.
It may be remarked that on p. 104 (" of BilQUERIES:-" The Newcomes "-Fifteenth Century Menu
A Passage in Bossuet - Special Funeral Services-Sir N.
making is here corrected to make, and kitching to Oway-Broadbridge: Charles-Inverted Chevron, 387-Mrs. Browning's "Court Lady"-Shrovetide Rhyme-Market for
kitchen, as in the edition of 1721; these words are Wives-Military Mourning-Decani and Cantoris-Heraldic uncorrected in all preceding editions, including Crests-- Disfranchised Boroughs -Crimping-Age of Ivy, 388
that of 1709. (B.M.; and J. M.) -Prince Tite-Dawes Family-Lady Arabella Churchill Baker Family-Hartley Coleridge-Asses' Bridge-"Blud The next edition is called :schap doet," &c.-Proverb-Francis I. and the Reformation
The Compleat Gamester :...... London: Printed for J. -The Three Black Graces-Paraphrase of Horace-Tull, Painter, 389–Sun dancing at Easter-Hyrned-Eclipses of
Wilford, at the Three Flower de Leo | ces in Little the Sun-Authors Wanted, 390.
Britain. MDCCXXI. REPLIES:-Quaviver, 390-Notes on “ Folk-Etymology," 391
Collation :-Tho. Dunckerley FitzGeorge, 392–Beachy Head, 393—1 The Explanation, 1 f.; Frontispiece, 1 f.; Title, 1 f.; Epigram on Sleep-Flying Kites-Alpine Custom-Tennis- Epistle, 2 ff.; Contenta, 1 f.; Games on the Cards, within Edinburgh Castle-Romany, 394_"Virtue," &c.-St. Golder
the tables, and without the tables, 104 pp. (same as in -Ballet-Rev. R. Harris-Proverb Wanted, 395-Old Proverb-Rev. J. (or Samuel) Perkins-Gordon of Lesmoir
“ Games most in Use"); Riding, &c., and Bowling, 44 pp. " Russet-pated choughs"-A. E. Brae--Signatures to League The frontispiece is the same plate as that of the and Covenant, 396 - T. L. Peacock--Song by Handel
editions of 1680 and 1709, but the final e of ComPrujean Square-Mrs. H. Lynch-Lloydia serotina-Family Name, 397-Drinking Toasts-Viscount Montague-Mufti pleate has been erased, and an e inserted in the London Paved with Gold-King Stephen and the Hostage
middle of the word Gamster; the address of Hen. Shillitoe Family, 398-Authors Wanted, 399.
Brome bas disappeared from the foot of the plate. NOTES ON BOOKS:-Long Scott's "Letter Book of Gabriel | There are also some differences in the “ExplanaHarvey" -Church's "Bacon"-Lynn's "Celestial Motions."
tion"; it is enough to cite one,“ Hot, piping out” Notices to Correspondents, &c.
in the sixteenth line, which is here first corrected to “ Hot, piping hot.” The book is the same as the
previous Gamesters, but is rearranged. The treaNotes.
tise “Of gaming in general” is omitted ; on the
table of contents "Ruff and Honours" appears COTTON'S AND SEYMOUR'S “GAMESTERS."
erroneously as “Ruff and Hazard.” “Trucks, (Concluded from p. 323.)
Cribbidge, All-Fours, Five-Cards, Costly-Colours, A book must here be mentioned which Lowndes Bone-Ace, Put and the High-Game, Wit and dates 1690, but of which the only two copies I Reason, Árt of Memory, Plain Dealing, Queen have yet found are undated; the title is as follows: Nazareen, Penneech, and Post and Pair,” are
Games | most in | Use, | in England, France, and all omitted ; “Bragg, Primero, and Verquere” Spain, viz. Basset, Picquet, Primero, L'Ombre, Chess, are added ; “Doublets, Sice-Ace, and KetchBilliards, Grand-Tricktrack, Verquere, &c. Some of Dolomitted
The “ Games on the Cards" are which were never before Prin- | ted in any Language. | All Regulated by the most Experienc'd | Masters,
8: placed first ; Riding, Racing, Archery, CockWith a Table to the Whole. | London : Printed, and fighting, and Bowling, are printed separately in a Sold by J. Morphew, near | Stationers-Hall; and by the sort of second part, called the “Gentleman's Booksellers. | Price Bound Sheep, 1s. 6d. calf 28. [n.d.] Diversion.” It must be noted, in support of the Lowndes may, of course, be right; but there is claim of “Games most in Use" to priority of this reason for doubting, in this case, either his impression, that the title and second part of this accuracy or the identity of this book with that edition appear to be in a later style of typography which he describes, viz., that the “Games most than that of the first part, which is identical with in Use” here noted constitute a volume which that of“ Games most in Use." (B.M.; H. H. G.; is partly, at least, the same, even to the typo- J. M.) graphy, as the Gamester of 1721, to be mentioned The Compleat Gamester:...... The Fifth Edition, with presently, notwithstanding that a Gamester had, additions. London: Printed for J. Wilford at the Three as we have just seen, appeared in 1709, not differ | Golden | Flower-de-Luces in Little Britain. 1725. ing materially from previous editions, except as Collation :to date. It is not, therefore, likely that this book Frontispiece, 1 f. (same as in the edition of 1721); did appear before 1709, was then replaced by a Title, 1 f.; The Explanation, 1 f.;* Epistle, 2 ff.; Con
tents, 1 f.; and 224 pp. reprint of the 1680 edition, and reappeared in the original type in 1721. After all, perbaps, Lowndes * "Hot, piping bot " has now again become “Hot, alludes to some other book, though he gives the piping out."