ansteorra V1 #46
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Date: Tue, 23 May 1995 08:17:43 -0600
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From: n.b-reid at mail.utexas.edu (Nancy Bradford-Reid)
Subject: Re: ansteorra V1 #46
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Most honorable and wise Antonio, Pray enlighten this backward Frank. Just what
is Shove-Groat. Does it take strength as well as wits?
Your Confused Friend
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Ah, and fair friend, thy game is distraction as well. Well done, Antonio,
and thank you. Please elaborate on this Shove-Groat. Being exiled to
Florence from my beloved England is entertaining, but oft times, we need
the distraction of just such divertisement.
And unto your fair lady send greetings from me,
>>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
(Chris, you will get this twice, sorry.)
Department of English
The University of Texas
n.b-reid at mail.utexas.edu
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