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Chapter 22 The games of Gargantua

  • Then blockishly mumbling with a set on countenance a piece of scurvy grace, h_ashed his hands in fresh wine, picked his teeth with the foot of a hog, an_alked jovially with his attendants. Then the carpet being spread, the_rought plenty of cards, many dice, with great store and abundance of chequer_nd chessboards.
  • There he played.
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  • At flush. At love.
  • At primero. At the chess.
  • At the beast. At Reynard the fox.
  • At the rifle. At the squares.
  • At trump. At the cows.
  • At the prick and spare not. At the lottery.
  • At the hundred. At the chance or mumchance.
  • At the peeny. At three dice or maniest bleaks.
  • At the unfortunate woman. At the tables.
  • At the fib. At nivinivinack.
  • At the pass ten. At the lurch.
  • At one-and-thirty. At doublets or queen's game.
  • At post and pair, or even and At the faily.
  • sequence. At the French trictrac.
  • At three hundred. At the long tables or ferkeering.
  • At the unlucky man. At feldown.
  • At the last couple in hell. At tod's body.
  • At the hock. At needs must.
  • At the surly. At the dames or draughts.
  • At the lansquenet. At bob and mow.
  • At the cuckoo. At primus secundus.
  • At puff, or let him speak that At mark-knife.
  • hath it. At the keys.
  • At take nothing and throw out. At span-counter.
  • At the marriage. At even or odd.
  • At the frolic or jackdaw. At cross or pile.
  • At the opinion. At ball and huckle-bones.
  • At who doth the one, doth the At ivory balls.
  • other. At the billiards.
  • At the sequences. At bob and hit.
  • At the ivory bundles. At the owl.
  • At the tarots. At the charming of the hare.
  • At losing load him. At pull yet a little.
  • At he's gulled and esto. At trudgepig.
  • At the torture. At the magatapies.
  • At the handruff. At the horn.
  • At the click. At the flowered or Shrovetide ox.
  • At honours. At the madge-owlet.
  • At pinch without laughing. At tilt at weeky.
  • At prickle me tickle me. At ninepins.
  • At the unshoeing of the ass. At the cock quintin.
  • At the cocksess. At tip and hurl.
  • At hari hohi. At the flat bowls.
  • At I set me down. At the veer and turn.
  • At earl beardy. At rogue and ruffian.
  • At the old mode. At bumbatch touch.
  • At draw the spit. At the mysterious trough.
  • At put out. At the short bowls.
  • At gossip lend me your sack. At the dapple-grey.
  • At the ramcod ball. At cock and crank it.
  • At thrust out the harlot. At break-pot.
  • At Marseilles figs. At my desire.
  • At nicknamry. At twirly whirlytrill.
  • At stick and hole. At the rush bundles.
  • At boke or him, or flaying the fox. At the short staff.
  • At the branching it. At the whirling gig.
  • At trill madam, or grapple my lady. At hide and seek, or are you all
  • At the cat selling. hid?
  • At blow the coal. At the picket.
  • At the re-wedding. At the blank.
  • At the quick and dead judge. At the pilferers.
  • At unoven the iron. At the caveson.
  • At the false clown. At prison bars.
  • At the flints, or at the nine stones.At have at the nuts.
  • At to the crutch hulch back. At cherry-pit.
  • At the Sanct is found. At rub and rice.
  • At hinch, pinch and laugh not. At whiptop.
  • At the leek. At the casting top.
  • At bumdockdousse. At the hobgoblins.
  • At the loose gig. At the O wonderful.
  • At the hoop. At the soily smutchy.
  • At the sow. At fast and loose.
  • At belly to belly. At scutchbreech.
  • At the dales or straths. At the broom-besom.
  • At the twigs. At St. Cosme, I come to adore
  • At the quoits. thee.
  • At I'm for that. At the lusty brown boy.
  • At I take you napping. At greedy glutton.
  • At fair and softly passeth Lent. At the morris dance.
  • At the forked oak. At feeby.
  • At truss. At the whole frisk and gambol.
  • At the wolf's tail. At battabum, or riding of the
  • At bum to buss, or nose in breech. wild mare.
  • At Geordie, give me my lance. At Hind the ploughman.
  • At swaggy, waggy or shoggyshou. At the good mawkin.
  • At stook and rook, shear and At the dead beast.
  • threave. At climb the ladder, Billy.
  • At the birch. At the dying hog.
  • At the muss. At the salt doup.
  • At the dilly dilly darling. At the pretty pigeon.
  • At ox moudy. At barley break.
  • At purpose in purpose. At the bavine.
  • At nine less. At the bush leap.
  • At blind-man-buff. At crossing.
  • At the fallen bridges. At bo-peep.
  • At bridled nick. At the hardit arsepursy.
  • At the white at butts. At the harrower's nest.
  • At thwack swinge him. At forward hey.
  • At apple, pear, plum. At the fig.
  • At mumgi. At gunshot crack.
  • At the toad. At mustard peel.
  • At cricket. At the gome.
  • At the pounding stick. At the relapse.
  • At jack and the box. At jog breech, or prick him
  • At the queens. forward.
  • At the trades. At knockpate.
  • At heads and points. At the Cornish c(h)ough.
  • At the vine-tree hug. At the crane-dance.
  • At black be thy fall. At slash and cut.
  • At ho the distaff. At bobbing, or flirt on the
  • At Joan Thomson. nose.
  • At the bolting cloth. At the larks.
  • At the oat's seed. At fillipping.
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  • After he had thus well played, revelled, past and spent his time, it wa_hought fit to drink a little, and that was eleven glassfuls the man, and, immediately after making good cheer again, he would stretch himself upon _air bench, or a good large bed, and there sleep two or three hours together, without thinking or speaking any hurt. After he was awakened he would shak_is ears a little. In the mean time they brought him fresh wine. There h_rank better than ever. Ponocrates showed him that it was an ill diet to drin_o after sleeping. It is, answered Gargantua, the very life of the patriarch_nd holy fathers; for naturally I sleep salt, and my sleep hath been to me i_tead of so many gammons of bacon. Then began he to study a little, and ou_ame the paternosters or rosary of beads, which the better and more formall_o despatch, he got upon an old mule, which had served nine kings, and s_umbling with his mouth, nodding and doddling his head, would go see a cone_erreted or caught in a gin. At his return he went into the kitchen to kno_hat roast meat was on the spit, and what otherwise was to be dressed fo_upper. And supped very well, upon my conscience, and commonly did invite som_f his neighbours that were good drinkers, with whom carousing and drinkin_errily, they told stories of all sorts from the old to the new. Amongs_thers he had for domestics the Lords of Fou, of Gourville, of Griniot, and o_arigny. After supper were brought in upon the place the fair wooden gospel_nd the books of the four kings, that is to say, many pairs of tables an_ards—or the fair flush, one, two, three—or at all, to make short work; o_lse they went to see the wenches thereabouts, with little small banquets, intermixed with collations and rear-suppers. Then did he sleep, withou_nbridling, until eight o'clock in the next morning.