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Who playes for more, Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart

July 16, 2016


  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"

The Temple
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

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

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