268 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
And a pretty one, this:
"There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple." Suckling's line may apply to many a maiden: "She is pretty to walk with, And witty to talk with, And pleasant, too, to think on." The answers are more graceful when given in the shape of quotations from noted authors.
Especially are the poets rich in suggestion for the third set of cards, which has to deal with love and marriage. Bartlett's "Familiar Quotations" will be found helpful.
What man would not be glad of the following pleasant picture of his future wife: "Whoe'er she be, That not impossible she That shall command thy heart and thee, A happy soul, that all the way To heaven, hath a summer's day." Another may read and make of this what he please' "Still an angel appear to each lover beside, She'll still be a woman to you." The following may apply to the inquirer of destiny or the one whom he is dreaming of:
"Her tongue will not obey her heart." These promise serene happiness as a portion: "The soul's calm sunshine and the heart-felt joy." "Fireside happiness and hours of ease, Blest with that charm—the certainty to please.** "A guardian angel o'er his life presiding, Doubling his pleasures and his cares dividing/" This has a consolatory suggestion: "Know this the truth—enough for man to know— Virtue alone is happiness below."