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have the four Kings -, so that if you want the King of Trumps, notwithstanding you have the other three, you are obliged either to call one of those Kings, or to pass.

III. The manner of playing the Cards.'} As Penalties upon the Faults committed in all Games, are imposed with no other View than to prevent the Abuses, which might be introduced by sharping, it has been thought necessary to use Severity in Regard to the following Particulars; because it would be no difficult Matter to abuse them, if they were otherwise judged, or decided.

He who draws from his Game a Card, and presents it openly as if he was going to play it, is obliged so to do, if his retaining it can do the Game any Prejudice, or give any Knowledge or Intimation to the friend, especially if it is a Matador.

This Cafe equally regards the Defendants as well as the Ombre and the Friend.

He who plays Sans-prendre, or has called his own King, is not subject to this Law, by Reason that by discovering his Card he can reap no Advantage.

He, who, not being eldest Hand, and has the King, which the Ombre called, shall trump about with SfatUlh, Manitte, or Basto, or shall even lead out the King, which was called, to give Intelligence that he is the friend having other Kings in his Hand that he fears the Ombre should trump, cannot pretend to lay the least Claim to the vote ; nay, and in Case any indirect Meaning appears in his having so done, he ought to bcBeasted.

IV. Of Mistakes and Accidents.) The Liberty allowed in Quadrille, of looking over the Tricks each Player has before him, to see what has been played, may cause a Fault in two of the Players at once, the one in committing, and the other in occasioning it y which has occasioned that Point to have been decided after the following Manner:

He, who, instead of turning up the tricks- of any one of the Players, shall turn up his Game, which may be laid down before him, and shall look upon it, or cause it to be seen by the other Players, shall. be Beasttd, together with him, whose Game he has discovered, each paying half the beadle; the one paying for his Mistake and little Attention,. and the other for his Negligence in leaving his Cards upon the Board, when he ought to have kept them in his Hand till the deal was played out. The Establishment of this Law is by so much the more equitable,, because it prevents several Abuses. First, the Snares and Baits, which might be laid for Those, who want to count the Cards, by placing the Game near the Tricks on Purpose D 6. UN

to entrap them. Secondly, the knavish Designs of such, who, making as if they were going to fee what had been played, should turn up the Cards of the other Players, which byChance or neglect, they might have laid down before them.

V. Of Renounces.] He, who renounces, is not to be Beasted, even if the Trick is taken off the Board, in Cafe he recollects and perceives it before the Trick is turned down by the Person who won it: but if it is turned down, he must be Beasted.

He is likewise Beafted, if the Trick be covered with another Card by the Person who won it; except he immediately recollects himself before the next Card is played; in which Cafe he may recover his Card, and must not be Beafted.

He does not renounce, who, having forgot the Trump, has been told by any Body that the Trump is in such a Suit, and who, having none of the Card which is led, shall trump it with one of that Suit he has been told w»s Trumps; but he cannot take up his Card again, and the Trick must belong to him, who won it; it being unjust to punish Honesty after the same Manner as one would Knavery, or what might look like such.

. He who, without asking what is Trumps, shall trump with a Card, which is not so, and

shall shall have turned down the Trick, must be Beasted, if it appears, or may be suspected, that he did it with a fraudulent design.

He who renounces several Times in one Deal, if it is not perceived till after the Tricks are turned down upon the Board, is to be Beasted but once; but if after he has been made sensible of the first, he is still shewed a second, and then a third, he must be Beasted. for every Renounce he made, and he must take up all his Cards and play them over again, as they ought to be played; and the other Players must observe to play their Cards as they played them before.

VI. Of the Faults of discovering one's Game.] The Fault of discovering one's Game is not the less considerable for its being common, since the Toleration thereof might introduce many Abuses ,

It is not therefore permitted either to those who undertake to play, or to those who defend the Stake, to discover their Cards before the Game is won, by Reason that the Friend of him, who has mewed his Cards, may make his Advantage of it. So that he, who does it, must be Beasted. .

This Cafe does not regard him, who plays Sans prendre, or who has called his own King, because his Game can be savour'd by Bone.


Those, who defend the Stake, tho' they have made six Tricks, are not to expose their Cards, but to continue playing till the last, to fee whether the Ombre can win his three tricks to avoid being Stand alone.

VII. Of the "Faults of speaking] It is not permitted at Quadrille to speak at all, not even to say, that is the King; since the Person who is to play next, either ought to know That, or may find it out by the Tricks already made. Neither ought any one to say, such, or such Cards have been trumped; even he, who is to play, must not ask it, but may look in the Tricks, which have been played before.

He, who speaks a Word in playing, to encourage his Friend, must not pretend to the vote.

He, who says a Word to make him desist, must be beasted.

It is not even permitted to say, we have fix Tricks.

The Liberty each player has to look over the Tricks whenever he pleases, ought to be understood only when his Turn comes to play, having no occasion to know what has. past, but only when he is to determine what he is to play.

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