The Chevalier St. George Took A Particular Pleasure In The Game Of
Chess; And Horatio Having Learned It Among The Officers In Campaine,
Frequently Played With Him:
They were one evening at this diversion,
when the lover of Charlotta having his mind a little perplexed, placed
his men so ill, that the chevalier beat him out at every motion.
this, Horatio, cried he; you used to play better than I, butt now I have
the advantage of you. - May you always have it, sir, replied he with the
utmost respect, over all who pretend to oppose you. - Chess is a kind of
emblem of war, where policy should go hand in hand with courage; and
there is a great master in that art, whom if I were some time to serve
under, I flatter myself that I should be able to know how to move my men
with better success than I have done to night; but then my skill should
be employed only against such as are your enemies.
You mean my brother Charles of Sweden, said the chevalier smiling, but I
believe he seldom plays. Never, but when kingdoms are at stake, resumed
Horatio; and if a day should come when you, sir, shall attempt the
prize, how fortunate would it be for me to have learned to serve you as
I am obliged by much more than my duty, by the most natural and
inviolable attachment of my heart, which would render it the greatest
blessing I could receive from heaven.
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