Luckily for shrewd players
, there are people to be found among the spectators who will always sustain them.
Nicholas submitted to him, and at one moment prayed to God as he had done on the battlefield at the bridge over the Enns, and then guessed that the card that came first to hand from the crumpled heap under the table would save him, now counted the cords on his coat and took a card with that number and tried staking the total of his losses on it, then he looked round for aid from the other players
, or peered at the now cold face of Dolokhov and tried to read what was passing in his mind.
Yet even in England players
had need of  powerful protectors.
has twenty black pieces, the other, twenty orange pieces.
Instantly the count and the two other players
were upon their feet.
Once started, it was a quiet game, with little or no conversation, though all about the players
the place was a-roar.
Then, too, the players
ceased to be monks and priests, and the acting was taken up by the people themselves.
For it is through the Muses and Apollo that there are singers upon the earth and players
upon the lyre; but kings are from Zeus.
While this little skirmish was proceeding Lady Lundie and her step-daughter had organized the game; and the company, players
and spectators, were beginning to move toward the lawn.
She attached herself to a company of strolling players
The character of Lyly's plays was largely determined by the light and spectacular nature of these entertainments, and further by the fact that on most occasions the players
at Court were boys.
That is where the ball is, and there are the keen players
to be met, and the glory and the hard knocks to be got.