Play not for gain, but sport. Who playes for more,
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart:
Perhaps his wifes too, and whom she hath bore:
Servants and churches also play their part.
Onely a herauld, who that way doth passe, [glasse.
Findes his crakt name at length in the church-
"The Church Porch"
George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 7.
Thomas Rowlandson, brother satirist to Hogarth, painted his version of a gaming den in The Hazard Room. On the walls is a bouquet of gambler’s delights: boxing, horse racing, the odds of the day, and the patron saint of card games, Edmond Hoyle. 1 January 1792, by Thomas Rowlandson - http://images.google.cz/imgres?imgurl=http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Autumn08/images/Gamble05.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Autumn08/gamble.cfm&usg=__-450H9u9PVBr427G8djWd96roJ4=&h=450&w=600&sz=115&hl=cs&start=8&um=1&tbnid=31EJV4UY2nWIaM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbasset%2Bfrench%2Bgamblers%26hl%3Dcs%26lr%3D%26um%3D1, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7868614