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Each guild had its patron saint, and after a time the members of a guild began to act a play on their saint's day in his honor.
In the latter case each play might remain all day at a particular station and be continuously repeated as the crowd moved slowly by; but more often it was the, spectators who remained, and the plays, mounted on movable stages, the 'pageant'-wagons, were drawn in turn by the guild-apprentices from one station to another.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
Pontellier what she would like to hear me play," she requested of Robert.
A prosperous, successful business man without great ambition, was Daylight's estimate of him--a man too easily satisfied with the small stakes of the game ever to launch out in big play.
You're goin' ter have some one ter play it with, anyhow," she finished, as they entered the kitchen together.
If I must give my opinion, I have always thought it the most insipid play in the English language.
Then he called to the miser, and said, 'Tell us now, you vagabond, where you got that gold, or I shall play on for your amusement only,'
Don't you know that I've forbidden you to play that idiotic game?
They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and full of hard stones, and they did not like it.
Some of you gentlemen going to play for me this evening?
It was a heart-rending spectacle, but the audience, seeing that the play had stopped, became angry and began to yell: