Whist was one of his passions, but he could find enjoyment in any form of gambling, from roulette to "push-pin."
But Cesarini would have summoned the whole world to see him play at push-pin, if he thought the played it well.
Accordingly Bentham said, the pleasure of push-pin (a game) is as good as that of poetry.
He played at push-pin during most of his life, but he did so in full consciousness of the background of doom.
Nares says the game was blowing small pins or points against each other, and probably not unlike “Push-pin.”
Nares (Glossary) suggests that this game and blow-point resembled the game of Push-pin.
And at home, he and his brother must have played "push-pin," an old game which is still played in remote parts of the country.
Push-pin was a foolish sport, consisting in nothing more than pushing one pin across another.