Never did gamester
, whose whole fortune is staked on one cast of the die, experience the anguish which Edmond felt in his paroxysms of hope.
Neither Hamlet, nor Macbeth, nor Othello, nor Douglas, nor The Gamester
, presented anything that could satisfy even the tragedians; and The Rivals, The School for Scandal, Wheel of Fortune, Heir at Law, and a long et cetera, were successively dismissed with yet warmer objections.
As for business, a man may think, if he win, that two eyes see no more than one; or that a gamester
seeth always more than a looker-on; or that a man in anger, is as wise as he that hath said over the four and twenty letters; or that a musket may be shot off as well upon the arm, as upon a rest; and such other fond and high imaginations, to think himself all in all.
I thought I often observed besides how right my guardian was in what he had said, and that the uncertainties and delays of the Chancery suit had imparted to his nature something of the careless spirit of a gamester
who felt that he was part of a great gaming system.
The end and the means, the gamester
and the game, --life is made up of the intermixture and reaction of these two amicable powers, whose marriage appears beforehand monstrous, as each denies and tends to abolish the other.
You are going to seek a lodging in the Rue Thibautodé, are you not, monsieur le recteur, gamester
on the side of the devil?
She knew that she was a past mistress in the arts which fascinate his sex, she understood the quiet speeches, the moods, every trick of the gamester
in emotions, from the fluttering of eyelids to the unchaining of the passions.
profanes his noble enthusiasm for science by yielding his soul to the all-debasing passion of the gamester
The reader will pardon a digression in which so invaluable a secret is communicated, since every gamester
will agree how necessary it is to know exactly the play of another, in order to countermine him.
Some half-dozen of his brothers and kinsmen had gone to the wars, of whom only one had survived to come home, with a small pension, and three bullets in different parts of his body; he had shared Benjy's cottage till his death, and had left him his old dragoon's sword and pistol, which hung over the mantelpiece, flanked by a pair of heavy single-sticks with which Benjy himself had won renown long ago as an old gamester
, against the picked men of Wiltshire and Somersetshire, in many a good bout at the revels and pastimes of the country-side.
Neither could I wonder at all this, when I saw such an interruption of lineages, by pages, lackeys, valets, coachmen, gamesters
, fiddlers, players, captains, and pickpockets.