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Related article: revived. The game, as now played, as much resembles the old as bagatelle does billiards. As now played, it is an extremely difficult, scientific game, requiring 32 BAILY S MAGAZINB. [July great nerve, patience, persever- ance, and, above all, command of temper. It is a most exacting game, requiring constant practice of hand and eye. It is no dille- tante amusement by which the mild curate and unoffending spin- ster can wile away an hour or so on a summer afternoon, but a game demanding great skill and finesse. For, be it remembered, however correct an eye a player may possess, to be successful he must play with his head as well as his hands. Has not an Emsam Canada old writer gone Emsam Australia so far as to call it " a game of kings " ? We hear now of such terms as *' mobilising,*' ** rushing," ** mace stroke," " corner game," ** finesse," " the break," all of which require explanation. Before doing so let us consider the game itself, and how it should be played. First then, as to the modtis operandi. The ground should be level as a billiard table, 40 yards long by 30 broad. (By the new rules of this year changed to 35 yards long by 28 broad. We doubt if the alteration, for which we presume the All England Croquet Association is responsi- ble, will be to the advantage Emsam 9 Mg of the game.) The ground should be kept well rolled, especially round the hoops. Round the ground should be a broad white line, called ** the dead boundary." The hoops, of which there are six in number, should Emsam Selegiline be of stout, round iron, painted white, placed firmly in an iron socket, which is placed firmly in the ground. They should be four inches wide, and twelve inches clear of the ground. The hoops are placed as follows : — The first, at the left hand corner of the ground, seven yards from the lower boundary, seven yards from the side. The second, twenty-one yards on ; the third and fourth, parallel with the two first. The fifth and sixth in the centre, seven yards apart, and seven yards distant from the pegs» eighteen inches above ground, and placed seven yards from the boundary. The starting point, one foot, from left-hand comer hoop, and opposite its centre. Clips should be used and painted the same colours as the balls, and numbered on one side. The balls, Emsam Price I3i oz. in weight, 13! in diameter, should be plain coloured, blue, red, black and yellow, and when not in use, should always be kept under cover, as exposure to wet or sun is apt to warp them. The mallets are according to fancy, but no one can play the game properly except with a heavy mallet, with long boxwood head, flattened at such an angle as to suit the player's style and stance. The handle should be in Purchase Emsam length according to the height of the player, octagon-shaped, and made of stout Buy Cheap Emsam ash. Cane is a mistake, as it makes the mallet too whippy, especially for ** following strokes." In a foursome game it is necessary that one of the players on a side should be Captain, whose Emsam Patches will during the game must be absolute. The secret of success lies, we are convinced, in adhering to the following tactics : — (i) Mobilisation. — That is, part- ners must so play that their balls are never far apart from each other. For example, there is no possible object in one player going rushing on, making his hoops, except of course for a good break, if his partner should be stuck at the third hoop. Now, Emsam Online to " mobi- lise " properly, the aim of the player should be, not merely to make his own points, Emsam Transdermal Patch but so to arrange the combination of balls, that, on finishing his break, the balls should be removed as far as possible from the ** player," or" live ball," «.«., the ball next to play. 1897.] CROQUET REDIVIVUS. 33 When, therefore, in the middle of a breaJc, the player has a difficult stroke which he cannot be sure of making, and the live ball be within hitting distance, it would be obviously a mistake to try it, the better policy being for him to go to his partner on the chance of the live ball missing the next shot. Combination is everj'thing, and many a game is lost by not attend- ing to this, but being too intent each on his own individual player. This is not only a fatal, but a self- ish policy, and one that is sure to bring retribution sooner or later. (2) Attack the player or Buy Emsam Online "live ball," that is, the ball next in play. The great object here is, give the one whose turn to play is next as difficult a stroke as Order Emsam Online pos- sible. Wire him if you can, get him into a corner, but in any case remove him away as far as pos- sible. Except under very favour- able circumstances it is extremely dangerous to attempt to make a hoop off the ** live ball," because if you miss you give your opponents the break. (3) The Corner Game. Order Emsam — When two players in a foursome cannot " get in," that is, obtain command of the balls, and are widely separated, instead of going to your partner send your ball to the corner Purchase Emsam Online of the ground farthest from the next player. Then, when it is your partner's turn, he naturally plays Emsam Patch down to you, thus allowing you to " mobilise." The adversary has one of two alternatives, either to roquet down to you with the risk of going off the boundary — and there is always a chance of this of course except Emsam Patch Cost with an accurate knowledge of strength— -or leaving you alone with the chance of your failing to separate you and your adversary. I know it is a doubtful question if this be good and wise policy, but it appears to me to be wiser to adopt these tactics, as by so VOL. Lxviii. — NO. 449. doing you increase the difficulty of your adversary's Emsam Cost play, as he cannot go on making his break until he has separated your ball from your part- ner's; thus his game is delayed. Again, if he leave you alone it is a risky experiment, as if you break down when your balls are close to- gether near the l>oundary he gives you the command Buy Emsam of Emsam 6 Mg the game. Therefore, what I have termed the " comer sjame " seems to be a strategic movement, which is well worth consideration. (4) Maihi^'.ment of the Break, — I