During the evening we played innumerable games of piquet
, and bravely, not to disappoint my efforts, he tried to appear interested.
In the evening the rector of a neighboring parish drove over to dinner, and engaged his host at the noble but obsolete game of Piquet.
The two partners at Piquet agreed to meet for a final game, on the next night, at the rector's house.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet
with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
The gamester, who loses his party at piquet
by a single point, laments his bad luck ten times as much as he who never came within a prospect of the game.
She loves piquet
, you know; but when she is gone home, I am afraid you will be sitting up by yourself, instead of going to bed at your usual timeand the idea of that would entirely destroy my comfort.
My wisest course would be to go home, and keep my good mother company over her favorite game of piquet
Gad, I'll write him a note, and have him; and I'll try if he can play piquet as well as billiards.
Rawdon Crawley received George Osborne with great frankness and graciousness: praised his play at billiards: asked him when he would have his revenge: was interested about Osborne's regiment: and would have proposed piquet to him that very evening, but Miss Crawley absolutely forbade any gambling in her house; so that the young Lieutenant's purse was not lightened by his gallant patron, for that day at least.
Jennings interposed most acceptably; for to send the Colonel away while his love was in so much uneasiness on her sister's account, would be to deprive them both, she thought, of every comfort; and therefore telling him at once that his stay at Cleveland was necessary to herself, that she should want him to play at piquet
of an evening, while Miss Dashwood was above with her sister, &c.
Many persons envied the quiet existence of this old bachelor, spent on whist, boston, backgammon, reversi, and piquet
, all well played, on dinners well digested, snuff gracefully inhaled, and tranquil walks about the town.
Mary Anne's cousin deserted into our coal-hole, and was brought out, to our great amazement, by a piquet
of his companions in arms, who took him away handcuffed in a procession that covered our front-garden with ignominy.