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Oddities And Witticisms Of Gamblers

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Oddities And Witticisms Of Gamblers

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Not long since an advertisement appeared, and was noticed by
several of the papers, purporting to enable any person to realize
a large fortune by a small advance to the advertiser. It will
readily be seen that the following is the ORIGINAL of the scheme,
put forth in the Morning Chronicle, in 1818:--

'Important Offer. A gentleman of respectability has discovered a
method of winning at any game of chance, fairly and honourably,
to a certainty, by a method hitherto unknown;--he will SELL THE
SECRET for a consideration, or treat with a gentleman able to
join him with a capital of L300, by which a fortune may be made;
in either case he will engage with one person only. This will be
found well worth the attention of a member of the superior clubs.
**** No personal application will be answered.'


A gentleman celebrated for his quickness at repartee, when
informed that a young nobleman of his acquaintance (remarkably
fond of a fashionable game) had shot an immense number of RED
partridges, and also of the BLACK game, which abounded on his
estates, replied--'I am not in the least surprised; he was at all
times, EVEN WHEN IN LONDON, devotedly attached to the GAME OF

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