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He is likewise beast ed, who plays with more or less than nine Cards.
A Man is boasted that makes a Renounce; but it is not a Renounce, when one by Surprize has thrown down a wrong Card upon the Table: Even when the Person who wins the Trick, has played again for a second Trick, if he has not folded up the first, he who played wrong, may recover his Card, and play again; but after the Trick is folded up, it is too late, and he must submit to the Beaste.
When one finds out that another has Renounced, and that it is a Prejudice to his Game, he may oblige every one to take their Cards back, and play over again, beginning with that Trick where the Renounce began.
But if the Deal be finished, the Cards must not be played over again.
Whoever Renounces several times in a Deal, suffers a Beaste for every Renounce.
All the Beaftes that are made in one Deal, must lie together upon the Board, and be played for the next.
If one should be beasted for playing with ten Cards, and the sombre for not winning his Number of Tricks; these are two Beastes, which, with the Stake upon the Board, make three Stakes; and they are to be laid together, ther, and played off the next Deal, unless they are separated by Agreement.
He who makes many Beastes in one Deal, may put them all to one Stake, if he pleases, and the others cannot hinder him.
He who in taking his cards- from the Stock, should, by letting a Card drop, or otherwise shew one, is beasted.
Observe, that all Beaftes which are made, of what Nature soever, must be of the same Value with that which the Ombre is to take up, if he wins, whether itconsists of one, two, or more Fishes: Therefore those Gamesters who play with Caution, take care not to suffer by Oversights; and after they take in the Cards from the Stock, always tell them before they look at them, lest they should have more or less than Nine.
Observe also, that the Tricks may be variously divided, according to which, One either saves, or makes a Beaste.
There are but two Ways for the Ombre to win, which we have spoken of already; Now we are enumerating how many ways he may lose, or be Beasted.
When the Players win three Tricks a-piece the Ombre is Beasted and this is what is called the Remise by Three.
When the Ombre wins four Tricks, and one of those that defend four Tricks, the
Ombre Ombre is likewise Beaded; and this is also called, Remise, Rifpofte, or Repueste.
Therefore he who defends the Stakes, and has not a Game by which he may almost depend upon winning at Jeast three Tricks, should avoid winning above one: but assist his Comrade in getting four Tricks, in order to Beaste the Ombrt.
\Vjhen there are many Beatles upon the Board, that which was laid down first, is to be taken up first; afterwards, that which is of the highest Value.
When the Ombre makes but four Tricks, and one of the Defendants five; or when the Ombre makes but three Tricks, one of the others four, and the third two, the Ombre is Beasted; and he who wins more Tricks than the Ombre, takes up the Stake: And this is what is called winning the Codille, of which we shall treat by itself.
Of the Codilla, or Codille.
TH E Codille is, when one of those who defends the Stake, wins more Tricks than the Ombre; in this Cafe the Ombre is not only Beasted, but he who wins Cudille, takes up that Stake which .heOmbre played for.
He who aspires at Ccdille should play with Honour, and, as I observed before, never demand Gano, when he is sure ot winning
C tour four Tricks; but as there is no Penalty in this Cafe, all the Defence we can have against such People, is to play with them no more
If the Ombre should demand Gano , tho' it were to hinder the Codille, he is Beasted.
Some, as soon as they have discarded, and seen the Cards they take in; if they find a very bad Game, will give it up, and yield themselves Beasted, in order to prevent the Codille: But this does not seem fair ; and as it is not any Part of the Game of Ombre, there is no Rule provided in this Cafe : However, it is never done among those who would value themselves upon their good Manners.
Therefore in Honour, I think there is but one way of disappointing a Codille, and that is by good Play.
When it happens that one of the Gamesters by his Play may either give the Ombre his Game, or give the other the Codille, he should chuse rather to give the Codille, and let the Ombre be Beasted: The Reason is, that when the Ombre wins, he robs the Board of the stake ; but in the other Cafe, he lays one down, for that which the Codille takes up.
If he who aims at Codille, mould call Gano at his fourth Trick, when he is sure of a fifth, he ought not to draw the Stake; and upon such occasions I have often seen when it has been left; but, as I said before, there being no Law for it, it depends upon the Honour of the Gamesters. The The manner of Marking at this Game.
IHave observed before, that a Fish is generally valued at g', m Counters, or sometimes Twehe, just as the Gamesters please; but this Variety can never puzzle any Person. There are likewise other Degrees of Counters, some of which are valued at three Counters, some fix, &c, which are contrived for the greater Ease of paying at Play; but we shall only speak of the Fishes and Counters here, for it is but seldom that any other Sort are used at this Game.
When you begin to play, every one is to stake a Fisbi placing it just before him; there are Three Stakes, which are to be played for at three Deals: As for Example; when the Ombre wins his Game, he takes up a Fir, if the Ombre wins a second Game, he takes up another; then there remains one upon the Board; the Person who is Ombre the third time, though he wins his Game, takes up nothing, but plays to enrich the Board, and has only the Advantage of obliging the other two to lay down a fifth each, without laying down himself; so that it may be said, he plays upon the prospect of a future Gain.;
But now we will suppose it another Way; as for Example, if he that is first Ombre should be Beasled, then he is to lay down a Fish, which he is to place a cross one of .
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