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The Reverend Lewis Rou,
pastor of the French Protestant church, New York city, and the missing manuscript of his tract relating to chess (1734), entitled: Critical remarks upon the Letter to the Craftsman on the game of chess, occasioned by his paper of the 15th of Sept., 1733, and dated from Slaughter's coffee-house, Sept. 21.



Main Author: Fiske, Willard, 1831-1904.
Language(s): English
Published: [Florence, Printed at the Landi press, January, 1902]
Subjects: Hervey, John Hervey, > Hervey, John Hervey, / Baron, > Hervey, John Hervey, / Baron, / 1696-1743. > Hervey, John Hervey, / Baron, / 1696-1743. / A letter to the Craftsman on the game of chess.
Rou, Lewis, > Rou, Lewis, / 1676?-1750 > Rou, Lewis, / 1676?-1750 / Critical remarks upon the letter to the Craftsman on the game of chess.
Note: "Lewis Rou" (p. [7]-14) reprinted with slight changes from "The book of the First American chess congress ... 1857". New York, 1859.
"A short essay on the game of chess", an allegorical treatment of contemporary politics, signed "R", was published in the Craftsman, no. 376, Sept. 15, 1733, and reprinted in the Gentleman's magazine, v. 3, p. 473-474. It was answered by an anonymous pamphlet entitled "A letter to the Craftsman on the game of chess occasioned by his paper on the fifteenth of this month", dated from Slaughter's coffee-house, Sept 21, 1733, and usually ascribed to Lord John Hervey. Rou's "Critical remarks" upon the pamphlet were never printed and his ms. has been lost signt of since 1858.
Physical Description: 14 p. 20 cm.
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