360 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
"Oh, there's nothing half so sweet in life As Love's young dream !"
Moore. "Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are."
Dryden. "There's beggary in the love than can be reckoned."
Shakespeare. The hearts enclosing the quotations are passed around, each one that was withdrawn is torn apart, the selections then read aloud by the players in turn, and either correctly ascribed to its author by the chance recipient or passed on until some one can give its source. The one whose memory proves the most dependable receives a prize.
A prize once awarded to the young woman whose mind proved to be best stored with the tender thoughts of the poets, was a panel picture of the little God of Love lying at ease among roses—a copy of Bougereau's picture, "Le Reveil de V Amour." It was enclosed in a large valentine envelope, addressed to her in Cupid's care.
The young man who was least successful was given for the "booby" prize a huge red worsted "mitten," since he was told that he "evidently knew nothing about love."
Famous Lovers is another game that is adapted to St. Valentine's evening.
Hearts of red cardboard are divided into two halves— cut or torn apart. Half the number are placed in one grab-bag, made of Turkey red in the shape of a heart, and the other halves of the severed members in another