The Fortunate Foundlings, By Eliza Fowler Haywood


The chevalier St. George took a particular pleasure in the game of
Chess; and Horatio having learned it among the - Page 140
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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.

How is 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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