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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Paciencia y barajar.
  Patience and shuffle the cards.
        Cervantes—Don Quixote. II. 23.
With spots quadrangular of diamond form,
Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife,
And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
        Cowper—Task. Bk. IV. The Winter Evening. L. 217.
He’s a sure card.
        Dryden—The Spanish Friar. Act II. Sc. 2.
Cards were at first for benefits designed,
Sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
        Garrick—Epilogue to Ed. Moore’s Gamester.
The pictures placed for ornament and use,
The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose.
        Goldsmith—Deserted Village. L. 231.
  A clear fire, a clean hearth, and the rigour of the game.
        Lamb—Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist.
  Vous ne jouez donc pas le whist, monsieur? Hélas! quelle triste vieilesse vous vous préparez!
  You do not play then at whist, sir! Alas, what a sad old age you are preparing for yourself!

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