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A Collection of Emblemes

Ancient and Moderne: Quickened VVith Metricall Illvstrations, both Morall and Divine: And disposed into Lotteries, That Instruction, and Good Counsell, may bee furthered by an Honest and Pleasant Recreation. By George Wither

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The Occasion, Intention, and use of the Foure Lotteries adjoyned to these foure Books of Emblems.

This Game occasions not the frequent crime,
Of Swearing, or mispending of our Time;
Nor losse of money: For, the Play is short,
And, ev'ry Gamester winneth by the sport.
Wee, therefore, know it may aswell become
The Hall, the Parlor, or the Dining-roome,
As Chesse, or Tables; and, we thinke the Price
Will be as low; because, it needs no Dice.