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HOW THE OMBRE GAME IS PLAYED IN POPE'S THE RAPE OF THE LOCK

周煦良  
【摘要】:正 The ombre is played with the 8, 9, and 10 dispensed with, so there are altogether 40 cards. The trumps, when they are spades as in the case of The Rape of the Lock, are in the order of their rank, ace of spades (spadillio), deuce of spades (manillio), ace of clubs (pasto), K, Q, Kn, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, making eleven in number. Of these, as will be seen in the following, Belinda has four, the three matadores, and K, the Baron has five, Ⅹ, Ⅹ, Ⅹ, Kn, and Q, the third player has two. The play is of a similar nature as that of the modern whist ofr bridge. Belinda begins by calling trumps, leading off first with the ace of spades, and then the deuce of spades, to which her opponents discard two small spades each; but when the ace of clubs is played, the third player is gone out of trumps, and Belinda succeeds to capture only one

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