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POST AND PAIR

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 196 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POST AND PAIR, a card game popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. A hand consisted of three cards, a pair royal ranking highest, or failing this, the. highest pair. Another name of the game was Pink.
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Referenced in Sir Walter Scott's, "Old Christmastide." ... The heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner choose; The lord, underogating, share The vulgar game of "post and pair." What do you think was meant by "vulgar"? ...
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