by Robert Herrick

AT post and pair, or slam, Tom Tuck would play
This Christmas, but his want wherewith says nay.

Post and pair, or slam, old games of cards.
Ben Jonson calls the former a “ thrifty and
right worshipful game”.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 46.

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