"In a book called Chesslets, by Dr. J. Schumer, all the games are annotated by quotations from various writers.-- CHERNEV, Wonders and curiosities of chess
Here is one of the games, with comments by Shakespeare:"
(27) Atkins - Saunders [E90]
To show our simple skill,
That is the true beginning.
1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d6
... to climb steep hills
Requires slow pace at first.
To be direct and honest is not safe.
5.Nf3 Nc6 6.h3
... to be forestailed ere we come to fall.
6...0-0 7.Be3 Nd7
... retire into your trenches.
8.Qd2 e5 9.d5
My purpose, is, indeed, a horse of that colour.
There is no virtue like necessity.
The better part of valour is discretion.
By the pricking of my thumbs
Something wicked this way comes.
Though this be madness,
yet there is method in't.
The ripest fruit falls first.
. . . would be rid of such an enemy.
... food for powder, food for powder
13.Be2 a5 14.g4
Playing the mouse in absence of the cat.
14...Nc5 15.gxf5 Bxf5 16.0-0-0 Nba6 17.Rdg1+
Sits the wind in that corner ?
Thou marshall'st me the way that I was going;
18.Qe3 Qf6 19.a3
Instinct is a great matter;
I was a coward on instinct.
Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps ...
... to the noble mind
Rich gifts wax poor
when givers prove unkind.
When I shun Scylla, your father,
I fall into Charybdis, your mother.
Stand not upon the order of your going,
But go at once.
My grief lies onward and my joy behind.
Courage mounteth with occasion
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
Cassio, I love thee;
But never more be officer of mine.
... it goes much against my stomach
Lady, you are the cruell'st she alive.
One woe doth tread upon an-
other's heel, So fast they follow.
The Gordian knot of it he will unloose.
Hoist with his own petar.
Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
What's gone and what's past help
Should be past grief
. . . to fear the worst oft cures the worse.
True hope is swift,
and flies with swallow's wings.
If it were done when 'tis done,
then 'twere well It were done quickly.
... naked as I am, I will assault thee.
Off with his head!
... there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
32...Ncd4 33.Rg2 Rd8
Ill blows the wind that profits nobody.
34.Bg4 h6 35.Bd1 Nc5 36.Rd2 Rf8+ 37.Kg4
The eagle suffers little birds to sing.