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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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Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 9

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1868
...offence when accompanied with begging of money or with fraudulent objects. Every person going about pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on Her Majesty's subjects, is deemed in law a rogue and vagabond, and may be committed to the house of...
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Games, Gaming, and Gamesters' Law

Francis Frederick Brandt - Gambling - 1871 - 109 pages
...raid upon the lowest order of gamesters and loose fish. Accordingly, by sect. 4, it is enacted that " Every person pretending or " professing to tell fortunes...by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive " and impose upon any of his majesty's subjects; every " person wandering abroad and lodging in any barn or " outhouse,...
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The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Civil, Criminal ...

John Wade - Law - 1871 - 879 pages
...Practisers of the occult sciences are also punishable under 5 G. 4, c. 83 ; and persons pretending to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means,...or device, by palmistry, or otherwise, to deceive any of her Majesty's subjects, are punishable aa rogues and vagabonds. A similar species of offence...
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Chambers's encyclopædia, Volume 9

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1874
...offence when accompanied with begging of money or with fraudulent objects. Every person going about pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on Her Majesty's subjects, is deemed in law a rogue and vagabond, and may be committed to the house of...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly ...

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1874
...witchcraft. — (Christian's Blackpassed, in consequence of an old stone.) woman being drowned at Tringr, in using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive his majesty's subjects, — are to be deemed rogues and vagabonds ; and to be punished with imprisonment...
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The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Civil, Criminal ...

John Wade - English law - 1874 - 870 pages
...sciences are also punishable nuder 5 tí. 4, с. 83 ; and persons pretendiug to tell fortunes, or usinç any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry, or otherwise, to deceive any of her Majesty's subjects, are punishable as rogues and vagabonds. A similar species of offence...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1875
...punishable (") See hook ii. p. 279. iu France. 12 By the vagrant act, (5 Geo. IV. c. 8, s. 4,) persons pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...palmistry, or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of hie majesty's subjects, are rogues and vagabonds. — OHITTY. 13 But, according to 2 Bla. Rep. 1052,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 2

Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley - Law - 1875
...апУ person for such supposed offence; but by or вогсегг. the 5 Geo. 4, c. 8, s. 4, persons pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose upon any of her majesty's subjects, shall be deemed rogues and vagabonds, and be subject to a year's...
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The Law Reports : Exchequer Division: ... and in the Court of Appeal, Volume 2

Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Exchequer Division - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...liable to be punished as a rogue and vagabond. And the second of the enumerations is as follows :—" Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes,...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects." The appellant could not properly be regarded as a person professing to tell fortunes, and was not so...
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The Law Times, Volume 62

Law - 1877
...what he is alleged to have done ? The offence defined by the Vagrant Act is " Professing or pretending to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive or impose on any of Her Majesty's subjects." I think that in order to constitute this offence, two...
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