The million-peopled city
Cards, &c. introduced by the Authorities of the College to remedy this.
As a resource against ennui, and as a restraint from a too frequent visit to the public-house, card-tables were intro- duced some years since by those in authority at the Hospital, in a separate room, well furnished with benches, stove, &c. Dominoes, and similar games, to while away the time, are also encouraged, although the stakes played for are of course small. Christian efforts might surely be made also to interest them, and with far better results, than games first
|invented to amuse an insane French monarch. They only need to be of a somewhat popular character, adapted to their habits of thinking and tastes.|