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Strana 20 - ... intends passing. He is given an empty bag, and to each of the persons joining in the game are distributed sets of counters with numbers on. Thus, if twelve persons were playing, the counters required would be up to number twelve, and a set of ones would be given to the first person, twos to the second, threes to the third, and so on. When the...
Strana 20 - If no one of the party speaks, the traveller may consider there is nothing worthy of notice at the place he has announced, and he then passes on to another. After he has reached his destination, he turns out his bag to see which of the party has given him the greatest amount of information, and that person is considered to have won the game, and is entitled to be the Traveller in the next game.
Strana 27 - Are enchained by her charms, and would kneel at her feetWith each partner coquetting — to nobody true — I wouldn't give much for her chances — would you ? When an upstart is seen on the flags strutting out, With his hat...
Strana 20 - ... a little excursion this summer, and shall shortly start from London for Bridport ; but as I wish to stop at several places, I shall travel chiefly by post. As Windsor is only twenty-two miles from London, I shall first stop there." No. 1. " Then pray go and see the castle. It is a noble building, originally built by William the Conqueror ; but it has been so altered and added to by other sovereigns, that little, if any, of the original building remains.
Strana 22 - FRIEND. It is emphatically the Magazine for a Family. Its pages present something for all; there is no member of the domestic circle forgotten, and no class of society overlooked. It is itself a Gentleman's Magazine, a Lady's Magazine, a Mother's Magazine, a Youth's Magazine, and a Child's Companion. It is, as its title correctly declares, a ' Magazine of Domestic Economy, Entertainment, Instruction, and Practical Science.
Strana 20 - ... first person, twos to the second, threes to the third, and so on. "When the traveller announces the name of the place he intends stopping at, the first person is at liberty to give any information, or make • any remark respecting it ; if he cannot do so, the second person has the chance, or the third, or it passes on until some one is able to speak concerning it. If the traveller considers it correct information, or worthy of notice, he takes from the person one of his counters, as a pledge...
Strana 21 - Luttrell family, by which it is still held. It was a military post of the Royalists in the civil war of Charles I., and was afterwards the place of confinement of Prynne. Dunster sent, members to parliament as early as the time of Edward III., and was in later...
Strana 20 - THE TRAVELLER'S TOUR. This game may be played by any number of persons. One of the party announces himself the Traveller, and about to take a little tour. He calls upon any of the party for information respecting the objects of the greatest interest to be noticed in the different towns and villages through which he intends passing. He is given an empty bag, and to each of the persons joining in the game are distributed sets of counters with numbers on.
Strana 20 - ... given the same number of counters, those persons are to be allowed in succession to continue to assist the traveller and deposit their pledge, until one alone remains. EXAMPLE OF THE GAME. Traveller. " I intend taking a little excursion this summer, and shall shortly start from London for Bridport ; but as I wish to stop at several places, I shall travel chiefly by post. As Windsor is only twenty-two miles from London, I shall first stop there.
Strana 21 - No. 2 deposits a counter. Traveller. " I think I shall now take the train to Bridgewater." No. 3. " The inhabitants of Bridgewater supported the claims to the throne of the Duke of Monmouth, and he was proclaimed king by the Mayor and corporation. There is a fine painting in the parish church dedicated to St. Mary, representing the descent from the cross, which was found on board a French privateer, which you had better go and see.

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