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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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Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords

Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...these words " to deceive and impose " refer only to the latter part of this subsection of the clause " or using any subtle craft, means, or device by palmistry or otherwise," and that the pretending to tell fortunes is a crime by itself, implying that there was an intention...
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Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary, and House of Lords

Law reports, digests, etc - 1898
...clause of the Act of Parliament of 1824, which is now part of the law of Scotland, it is enacted that " every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes,...device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose oil any of His Majesty's subjects," shall be guilty of au offence. The complaint here was objected...
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Magistrates' Cases Relating to the Poor Law, the Criminal Law, Licensing and ...

Judges - 1899
...fortunes contrary to the form of the statute. Section 4 of the Vagrancy Act, 1824, provides that " Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes,...deceive and impose on any of his Majesty's subjects . . . being subsequently convicted of the offence . . . shall bo deemed a rogue and vagabond, within...
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Principles of the Criminal Law: A Concise Exposition of the Nature of Crime ...

Seymour Frederick Harris - Criminal law - 1899 - 580 pages
...goods by skill in any occult or crafty science (c). By a later statute, Palmistry, &c. persons telling fortunes or using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise to deceive Her Majesty.s subjects, are dealt with in their true character, namely, as rogues and vagabonds, and...
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Magisterial Cases: Reprinted from ... the Justice of the Peace ..., Volume 4

Law reports, digests, etc - 1900
...are that every person shall be deemed to be a rogue and a vagabond who comes within these words : " Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes...means or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive or impose on any of his Majesty's subjects." The information did not allege anything beyond that Georgina...
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A Selection of Legal Maxims: Classified and Illustrated

Herbert Broom - Legal maxims - 1900 - 749 pages
...within the meaning of the statute ()• Again, by 5 Geo. 4, c. 88, s. 4, it is an offence to use any subtle craft, means, or device by palmistry, or...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects. The defendant having attempted to impose upon persons by falsely pretending to have the supernatural...
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Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to ...

Great Britain. Magistrates' cases - Justices of the peace - 1901
...words which come after the words, " Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes," namely, " or using any subtle craft, means, or device by palmistry...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects." I ask myself if it is not necessary to put the words to " deceive and impose on " after " to tell fortunes...
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Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the ..., Volume 19

Edward William Cox - Criminal law - 1902
...words which come after the words, " Every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes," namely, " or using any subtle craft, means, or device by palmistry...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects." I ask myself if it is not necessary to put the words to "deceive and impose on " after " to tell fortunes"...
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Report of Cases in the Court of Error, Barbados, 1894-1903, 1860, 1863, 1878 ...

Barbados. Court of Error, Windward Islands (Jurisdiction). Court of Appeal - Law reports, digests, etc - 1904 - 86 pages
...Justices, under 5 Geo. 4, e. 83 $. 4, which makes punishable aa a rogue and vagabond "every person " using any subtle craft, means or device, by palmistry or " otherwise, to deceive and impose upon any of His Majesty's "subjects." In a case stated for the Court (Ex. D.) the Justices fouud as...
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Mozley and Whiteley's Law Dictionary

Herbert Newman Mozley, George Crispe Whiteley - Law - 1904 - 346 pages
...any persons for witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment, or conjuration. By 5 Geo. 4, c. 83, s. 4, persons using any subtle craft, means, or device by palmistry, or otherwise to deceive the people, are rogues and vagabonds, to be punished with imprisonment. [VAGABOND.] WITENAGEMOTE. [WITTENAGEMOTK.]...
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