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" The beautiful simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great genius ; not completed by gradual improvements, but formed, to use the phrase of Italian... "
The History of Chess: From the Time of the Early Invention of the Game in ... - Page 297
by Duncan Forbes - 1860 - 312 pages
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Asiatic Researches, Volume 8

Asiatick Society (Calcutta, India) - Asia - 1808 - 600 pages
...has employed the pens of many eminent men. Among the number, Sir William Jones has obliged the M'orld with an essay replete as usual with erudition and...and I trust my further combating it will neither be deemęd impertinent nor invidious. The errors of a great mind are, of all others, the most material...
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The Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 3

Chess - 1842 - 426 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great...phrase of Italian critics, by the first intention ; yet of this simple game, so exquisitely contrived and so certainly invented in India, I cannot find...
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Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 15

Chess - 1854 - 480 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great...but formed, to use the phrase of Italian critics, Ъу the first intention." In a paper more recently written on the same subject, in the "Asiatic Researches,"...
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Geschichte und Litteratur des Schachspiels, Volume 1

Antonius van der Linde - 1874 - 238 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convinco me that it was invented by one effort of some great genius; not completed by gradual improvements (unhistorisch!), but formed, to use the phrase of Italian critics, by the first intention; yet of this...
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Selections from the Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India ...

India - 1875 - 528 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great...phrase of Italian critics, by the first •intention ; yet of this simple game, so exquisitely contrived, and so certainly invented in India, I cannot find...
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The Burman: His Life and Notions, Volume 2

James George Scott - Burma - 1882 - 380 pages
...point, and quotes from the Bhawishya Puran. This seems all the more mysterious when he proceeds : " The beautiful simplicity and extreme perfection of...improvements, but formed, to use the phrase of Italian writers, by the first intention." But the European game is as different from the old Hindoo as the...
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Aungervyle society reprints [ed. by E.M. Goldsmid].

Aungervyle society - 1884 - 464 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great genius, net completed by gradual improvements, but formed, to use the phrase of Italian critics, by the first...
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Asiatick Researches, Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal ...

Michael J. Franklin - Asia - 2000 - 544 pages
...simplicity and extreme perfection of the game, as it is commonly played in Europe and Asia, Convince me that it was invented by one effort of some great...phrase of Italian critics, by the first intention ; yet of this simple game, so exquisitely contrived, and so certainly invented in India, I cannot find...
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