A Trump Card





AT one of the Holland-house Sunday dinner-parties, a year or two ago,

Crockford's Club, then forming, was talked of; and the noble hostess

observed, that the female passion for diamonds was surely less ruinous

than the rage for play among men. In short, you think, said Mr.

Rogers, that clubs are worse than diamonds. This joke excited a

laugh; and when it had subsided, Sydney Smith wrote the following

impromptu sermonet--most appropriately on a card:--



Thoughtless that all that's brightest fades,

Unmindful of that Knave of Spades,

The Sexton and his Subs:

How foolishly we play our parts!

Our wives on diamonds set their hearts,

We set our hearts on clubs!





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