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" Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of his majesty's subjects... "
An Analysis Of, and Digested Index to the Criminal Statutes, Alphabetically ... - Page 185
by William Robinson - 1829 - 215 pages
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Witchcraft, Magic and Culture, 1736-1951

Owen Davies - History - 1999 - 337 pages
...the newly passed Vagrancy Act (5 Geo. IV., c. 83, s. 4). Under section four of the new act, 'persons pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose' were to be considered as 'rogues and vagabonds', punishable with three months' hard labour, or by a...
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Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England

Malcolm Gaskill - History - 2003 - 396 pages
...rogues and vagabonds after the Napoleonic Wars, partially superseded it with a clause stating that: 'Every person pretending or professing to tell Fortunes,...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's Subjects . . . shall on conviction be kept to hard labour for three months.'160 Yet the 1735 Act continued to...
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Journal for the Academic Study of Magic 2

Dave Evans - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 392 pages
...Geo.FV. c. 83,s.4), along with the almost obsolete Witchcraft Act ( 1 736). Under the new act 'persons pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose' were to be considered as 'rogues and vagabonds', punishable with three months' hard labour, or by a...
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Ripper Notes: Madmen, Myths and Magic

Dan Norder, Wolf Vanderlinden, Paul Begg - True Crime - 2004 - 108 pages
...from the reign of George II (1727-1760); or the Vagrancy Act of 1824 which read in part: "Every person professing to tell fortunes or using any subtle craft, means or device to deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects shall be deemed a rogue and a vagabond. " Apparently...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - England - 1870
...5th Act of George IV., c. 63, it is, among many other things, enacted that " every person pretending to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means,...device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose upon" any British subject shall be liable to apprehension, and, on conviction, to be committed to prison,...
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