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“I will make a prief of it in my Note-Book."-SHAKESPEARE.
ANGLO-Norman Minstrel's CHRISTMAS Song. PanTSH-EES, from hevtaKıs, for it turns on five, or
the multiple of five-is a Persian game. I have played The earliest known composition in England, that is
Is it on a board chequered like a draught-board, in the Francis Douce, Esq.
by me late shape of a Maltese cross, having twenty-one chequers
in each limb of the cross, disposed in three rows-thus
Who loves our minstrelsy:
With festive mirth and glee.
Lordings, list, for we tell you true;
That cloudy care defy ;
Nor lack the stately pye.
And freely spends his treasure;
In never-ceasing pleasure."
The chequers are coloured blue and red alternately
with very few yellow ones. Four persons play, each Chase sordid souls that mirth annoy,
having four men like those for draughts, coloured blue, And all who with their base alloy,
red, yellow, and black respectively, and the moves are Turn pleasure into pain.
regulated by throws with cowry-shells, as those in backCHRISTMAS quaffs our English wines,
gammon are by dice. The shells used are six in numNor Gascoigne juice, nor French declines,
ber, are thrown up in the hand, and as they fall with Nor liquor of Anjou ;
the open or close side up, regulate the moves. When He puts the insidious goblet round,
five turn up the open side, and one the close one, you Till all the guests in sleep are drown'd,
advance over twenty-five squares; but when, on the Then wakes 'em with the tabor's sound,
other hand, five are close and one open, you only gain And plays the prank anew.
one. The outside squares, all round the board, are Lordings, it is our host's command,
first traversed; and you then proceed up your own end And CHRISTMAS joins him hand in hand,
in the middle line to the centre called The Home.' To drain the brimming bowl;
As four men are to be looked after, it is a game of some And I'll be foremost to obey,
little skill as well as chance.
0. T. D.
A QUESTION ANSWERED.—“Ma belle," said the gal
lant Henry the Fourth, to one of Marie de Medici's Now WASSEL to you all! and merry may ye be!
maids of honour, “quel est le chemin à vôtre cour?" But foul that wight befal, who drinks not Health to me!
" Par l'eglise, Sire!" was the prompt and happy reply. VOL. III.