hist-games: Knave out of doors
Jane & Mark Waks
waks at attbi.com
Mon Nov 18 19:10:10 PST 2002
Imran Ghory wrote:
> Trying to find evidence for the card game "knave out of doors" and have
> found the following quotes and wanted to know if others agree with me
> that they refer to the game,
Okay, here are a few opinions:
> Passage 1:
Given the game meme running through it, seems highly likely.
> Passage 2:
Almost certainly (presumably using "knave" as a double-entendre insult).
> Passage 3:
Less obvious. The "fool" reference is interesting -- it sounds like a
Tarot reference? Plausible, but I'm not as certain...
> Passage 4:
Seems like it's almost certainly an oblique reference...
> Incidently I've got some more cards related material on my site now,
> including a list of card game lists and a copy of the reconstruction of
> Primero given in Nares' Glossary.
Very neat! I'm currently working on transcribing Harington, in my scarce
free minutes. That'll go up once I've had time to finish...
"There is no Bear but Yogi, and Booboo is his servant."
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