An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling: Designed Especially as a Warning to the Youthful and Inexperienced Against the Evils of that Odious and Destructive Vise
Redding, 1845 - Всего страниц: 324
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Стр. 303 - He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Стр. 179 - ... agree, the extra cards may be drawn by the dealer from his opponent's hand: and the same if the dealer gives himself too many cards. But, in either case, if a single card has been played, there must be a new deal. 3. No person can beg more than once in a hand, unless both parties agree.
Стр. 311 - ... of slighted, abused affection with the tears of starved and shivering childhood, — piercing her ear at once with the moans for bread and the curses of disappointed brutality. Once more, and there should be a GRAVE ! — a green and lowly grave — where the faithful heart that loved him to the last should rest from all its pangs, and the child that he had slighted should sleep as cold and still as the bosom that once nourished it; a grave! where even the wide and distant heaven should be kinder...
Стр. 313 - A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Стр. 16 - Solomon refers to the power of hnltit when he says, " train up a child in the way in which he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it ;" a power which cannot be employed too early in the aid of virtue and religion.
Стр. 112 - Bending ; is used when a punter, having lost half his stake by a doublet, bends a card in the middle, and setting it up with the points and foot towards the dealer, signifies thereby a desire either of recovering the moiety, or of losing all. Pont; a Bridge.
Стр. 148 - The young man, who had gone to bed, got up, and felt a strong propensity to win all. He began betting on the game again, and in a short time lost the whole of his nine hundred dollars trying to win a button : for that was all he could have won, as the man had no money at first, but what he had won from the young man. The young man was obliged to make his way home, without his health being benefited, and without his money. (i) THE RUINED MERCHANT. — A writer in the
Стр. 278 - Drawing of the Lottery. The following is a copy of a handbill issued by the proprietors of the lottery immediately after a drawing, for the information of ticket-holders, and all others interested : — DRAWING OF THE LOTTERY. The following are the numbers which were this day drawn from the seventy-eight placed in the wheel, viz. : — 1 2 3 4...
Стр. 147 - ... against the button, and the banker won. He tried again and again, until he lost some three or four dollars, to win the button, and then went to bed. The banker had now several persons betting small bets on the game, and had won some eight or ten dollars, and there was quite a noise and bustle going on. The young man who had quit and gone to bed, got up, and felt a strong propensity to win all.