The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims, in All Times and Countries, Especially in England and in France, Količina 2

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Tinsley brothers, 1870

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Stran 55 - Friend, how earnest thou in hither, not having on a wedding garment ? But he was silent.
Stran 118 - It corrupted no man's principles ; it attacked no man's life. It involved only a temporary and reparable injury. Of this, and of all other sins, you are earnestly to repent ; and may GOD, who knoweth our frailty and desireth not our death, accept your repentance, for the sake of his Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord. " In requital of those well-intended offices which you are pleased so emphatically to acknowledge, let me beg that you make in your devotions one petition for my eternal welfare. I am, dear...
Stran 142 - However, two nights afterwards, being left alone with her, while her mother and sister were at Bedford House, he found himself so impatient that he sent for a parson. The doctor refused to perform the ceremony without license or ring.
Stran 183 - One of them has committed a murder, and intends to repeat it. He betted 1500/. that a man could live twelve hours under water ; hired a desperate fellow, sunk him in a ship, by way of experiment, and both ship and man have not appeared since. Another man and ship are to be tried for their lives, instead of Mr. Blake, the assassin.
Stran 117 - THAT which is appointed to all men is now coming upon you. Outward circumstances, the eyes and the thoughts of men, are below the notice of an immortal being about to stand the trial for eternity, before the Supreme Judge of heaven and earth. Be comforted : your crime, morally or religiously considered, has no very deep dye of turpitude. It corrupted no man's principles ; it attacked no man's life. It involves only a temporary and reparable injury.
Stran 167 - ... ruffles; and to guard their eyes from the light, and to prevent tumbling their hair, wore high-crowned straw hats with broad brims, and adorned with flowers and ribbons ; masks to conceal their emotions when they played at Quinze. Each gamester had a small neat stand by him with a large rim, to hold their tea, or a wooden bowl with an edge of ormolu, to hold their rouleaus.
Stran 99 - The magistrates expressed their horror and disgust ; and ordered the man who had been hanged to find bail for the violent and unjustifiable assault upon the officer, and the short one for hanging the other. Not having bail, they were committed to Bridewell for trial.
Stran 168 - ... O'Birne, an Irish gamester, had won one hundred thousand pounds of a young Mr. Harvey ' of Chigwell, just started from a midshipman into an estate by his elder brother's death. O'Birne said, 'You can never pay me.' ' I can,' said the youth ; ' my estate will sell for the debt.' 'No,' said O. ; ' I will win ten thousand — you shall throw for the odd ninety.
Stran 347 - Tomb, Let it be buried in some hungry womb. Item, Executors I will have none But he that on my side laid Seven to One, And like a Gentleman that he may live, To him and to his heirs my Comb I give.
Stran 141 - The event that has made most noise since my last, is the extempore wedding of the youngest of the two Gunnings, who have made so vehement a noise. Lord Coventry, a grave young lord, of the remains of the Patriot breed...

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