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Identifier: gamesofskillconj00lond
Title: Games of skill, and conjuring: including draughts, dominoes, chess, morrice
Year: 1865 (1860s)
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Subjects: Games
Publisher: London, New York, G. Routledge and sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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stened, witha little glue, or some small tacks. Punchs figure may be formed ofred merino, or any other gay-coloured stuff; the goodly hunchand prominent stomach must not be forgotten ; these importantappendages may be stufied with cotton or tow. Judys dress maybe made of cotton print; the Beadles, of blue cloth edged withgold lace ; the Foreigners, of almost any kind of stuff; the Doctors,of black cloth ; and the dresses of Jones and the Hangman, of anysober-coloured stuffs. The Ghost must be enveloped in a long whitelinen gown ; and that popular favourite, the clown, must be arrayedin the true pantomimic style. In constructing the dresses, thereader will have his patience sorely tried, unless he can persuade afew young ladies to aid him with their nimble fingers. PUNCH AND JUDY. 105 Motion is given to each of the puppets by the showmans hand,the forefinger of which moves the head, while the thumb and secondfinger work the two arms ; the annexed engraving will elucidate thisoperation.

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We have not yet alluded to two important characters in the drama•—namely, the Baby and the eccentric dog Toby. Any little dollmay be dressed in long-clothes to represent the Baby, so the readermay be spared the trouble of carving another head. The part ofToby is generally filled by a living performer, but as we do not supposethe reader to be the owner of a properly-trained cur, we recommendhim to procure one of those barking or squeaking dogs which aresold at the toy-shops ; with such a Toby, the fun of the piece will beincreased rather than diminished. Punchs stick must be about a foot long and quite half an inchthick; it must be formed of tough wood, as some rough work is per-formed with it during the progress of the drama. The gallows mustbe of the letter F form, and must have two holes bored through theend of the projecting beam; the cord having been knotted at oneend, is to be passed through each hole. Having described the puppets, we will now say a few words aboutthe show in


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bookid:gamesofskillconj00lond bookyear:1865 bookdecade:1860 bookcentury:1800 booksubject:Games bookpublisher:London__New_York__G__Routledge_and_sons bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress booksponsor:The_Library_of_Congress bookleafnumber:113 bookcollection:library_of_congress bookcollection:americana

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