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Hi,

{We are no more free agents than the queen of clubs when she victoriously takes prisoner the knave of hearts.}

Colud any native speaker tell me that meaning?

Thank you for your assistance in advance.
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I suppose it means that the 2 playing cards cannot change their values, so that the queen always beats the knave (jack); they cannot change (they are not free agents).

However, since the sentence specifies the two suits clubs and hearts, perhaps this is a reference to some particular computer or on-line game?
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Hi,

it is Famous Quotes about Destiny by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Then those particular cards may refer to an old 17th or 18th century British card game. The meaning is, I suspect, as I have already suggested.