ansteorra V1 #46
cmwalden at bga.com
Mon May 22 19:25:13 PDT 1995
Last night I had the misfortune of losing over thirty-five pistoles against
an excellent opponent of Shove-Groat. It is my understanding that this
gentlemanly game is to be banned from the court of England and I fear that
this trend shall carry over into the courts of other countries as my
original home of Italy, and my current home of France.
Shove-Groat is obviously a game of skill, unlike many of the games played
with cards or dice that are simply trusting one's money to blind and fickle
luck. Though I shall certainly feel the loss of my thirty-five pistoles, I
must bow to the greater skill of my opponent who won them from me. Given
time I shall return the favour to him. I heard rumour that the censure was
begun as the result of an unfortunate game between a Royal and a more
skilled player. The official story, however, is that the game is too
distracting from the business of court.
I remain Yours, etc.
or cmwalden at bga.com
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