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Having a partnership in a number of insurance-offices, he takes a very extraordinary, but successful method of bringing “grist to his mill.” Before the commencement of the drawing of every lottery, he distributes hand:bills through the town, announcing the residence of a learned conjuror in Westminster; who, besides telling fortunes, will also fortel the numbers to be drawn each day during the lottery. Half-a-crown every consultation. By this means he draws in an incredible number of flats, before whom the matty sage appears with cap of knowledge, gown, beard, wand, and ail the parapheritalia of a profound astrologer. The applicant being admitted after depositing the preliminary requisites, the conjuror has sometimes the boldness to mention one, two, or three numbers, all which are to be drawn within three days, at fartheft, but probably all on the next day. In general, however, he proceeds upon a more Delphic, equivocal plan. He demands the ages of
Old Nick; a Sporting Charađer.