[Ads-l] Adage: When the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box (Request in EEBO)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 1 13:58:09 UTC 2019

The EEBO request has now been satisfied by Stephen Goranson.
No further EEBO help is needed for now.
Of course, other illuminating citations would be welcome.

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 8:22 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Quotation expert Nigel Rees asked about the saying in the subject in
> his newsletter of October 2011. I sent a message to the list about
> this topic back in January 2012 and presented a 1781 citation.
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2012-January/115460.html
> Now there is a Quote Investigator article with a citation in English
> in 1629 from John Boys (died 1625) who was the Dean of Canterbury.
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2019/08/31/chess/
> The article also includes a precursor verse in Edward FitzGerald's
> translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam from 1859. The provenance
> of the text used by FitzGerald appears to be uncertain. So I do not
> know what date should be assigned to this precursor verse. Modern
> scholars doubt the ascription to Omar Khayyam.
> If you have full access to Early English Books Online (EEBO) then you
> can help. EEBO contains a germane match, but I cannot access the
> details or the scans.
> The target text can be found using the search phrase "shuffled into
> One Bag". Here is a version of the excerpt I am looking for from a
> later reprint of the target book. Also, here is the metadata.
> [Begin excerpt]
> Men upon earth, as in the game at chess, supply different places; one
> is a king, another a queen, another a bishop, another a knight,
> another a pawn: but when the game is done, and they are shuffled into
> one bag, all are alike.
> [End excerpt]
> Title: A commentary or, exposition vpon the diuine second epistle
> generall, written by the blessed apostle St. Peter. By Thomas Adams
> Author: Adams, Thomas, fl. 1612-1653.
> Publication info: London : Printed by Richard Badger [and Felix
> Kyngston] for Iacob Bloome, MDCXXXIII. [1633]
> Collection: Early English Books Online 2
> If you could send me a few scans if would be very helpful:
> Scans with key metadata: title, author, printer-publisher, date.
> Scans showing the target quotation and the discussion before the
> target quotation which is about a conversation between Mercury and
> Menippus. I would also like to get the OCR text which is probably
> similar to the text of the 1658 citation in the QI article.
> You help is greatly appreciated
> Garson

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