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Groslow jumped up, ashamed at being surprised in the midst of wine, cards, and dice.
But is war an art so easily acquired that a man may be a warrior who is also a husbandman, or shoemaker, or other artisan; although no one in the world would be a good dice or draught player who merely took up the game as a recreation, and had not from his earliest years devoted himself to this and nothing else?
Here,' said he, taking some dice out of his pocket, `here's the stuff.
He heard in one room a tittering and incontinent, slack laughter; in others the monologue of a scold, the rattling of dice, a lullaby, and one crying dully; above him a banjo tinkled with spirit.
It is the surrender of the greatest to run risk and danger, and play dice for death.
She spoke about her husband's passion for dice with the deepest grief; she bewailed it to everybody who came to her house.
the fashion being of course set by the upper), was generally the cause of these disputes; for cards and dice were as openly used, and worked as much mischief, and yielded as much excitement below stairs, as above.