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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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The Justices' Manual and Police Guide: A Synopsis of Offences Punishable by ...

Daniel Stephen - Common law - 1905 - 348 pages
...Geo. II., c. 5, s. 4.) 2. Any person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtile craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise,...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects, may be treated as a rogue and a vagabond. (5 Geo. IV., c. 83, s. 4.) FOUNTAIN'S. — 1. Every person...
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Encyclopędia of the Laws of England with Forms and Precedents by the Most ...

Law - 1908
...superseded by the Vagrancy Act, 1824, 5 Geo. iv. c. 83, s. 2, which punishes as & rogue and vagabond " 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 offender may be arrested without warrant by a constable...
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Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, Volume 16

American Society for Psychical Research - Parapsychology - 1922
...mechanical tricks to produce the appearance of supernormal physical phenomena. By the section referred to, " every person . . . pretending or professing to tell...deceive and impose on any of his Majesty's subjects . . . shall be deemed a rogue and vagabond, etc.," (punishable by hard labor in the house of correction...
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Encyclopędia of the Laws of England with Forms and Precedents by the Most ...

Law - 1907
...is summarily punishable as a rogue and a vagabond who pretends or proposes to tell fortunes, or uses any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose. As to the procedure under this Act, see VAGABOND. This enactment has been applied to astrologers in...
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Popular Fallacies

Alfred Seabold Eli Ackermann - Common fallacies - 1907 - 312 pages
...any person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle-craft, means, or devices, by palmistry, or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects, is to be deemed a rogue and vagabond. Under this Act a person may be convicted for attempting to deceive...
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Public General Statutes (of Practical Utility ..., Volume 3, Issues 1906-1907

Victoria - 1908
...to rebut any evidence given as to the general character or otherwise of the person charged. 9. Any person pretending or professing to tell fortunes or...craft means or device by palmistry or otherwise to defraud or impose on any other person shall be liable upon conviction to pay a penalty not exceeding...
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Popular Fallacies

Alfred Seabold Eli Ackermann - Common fallacies - 1908 - 312 pages
...any person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle-craft, means, or devices, by palmistry, or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects, is to be deemed a rogue and vagabond. Under this Act a person may be convicted for attempting to deceive...
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Annotated Criminal Code, 1919, Canada

Canada, W. J. Tremeear - Criminal law - 1919 - 1568 pages
...Act of 1824, hut with some variance in language. The English Act was directed to the punishment of " every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes...means or device by palmistry or otherwise to deceive or impose upon any of His Majesty's subjects." So, under the English Act, it was clear that there must...
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An Encyclopędia of Occultism: A Compendium of Information on the Occult ...

Lewis Spence - Electronic books - 1920 - 451 pages
...until the case of Smith (23 R (IC) 77). The old Act extended to Scotland as aforesaid enacted that " every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes...deceive, and impose on any of His Majesty's Subjects " shall be c"eemed a vagabond and rogue within the meaning of the Act and shall be punishable as therein...
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Legal Definitions: A Collection of Words and Phrases as Applied ..., Volume 2

Law - 1920
...Taylor, 45 LJMC 78; 1 Ex. D. 188; 40 JP 101. S. 4 of the Vagrant Act (5 G. 4, c. 83), makes it an offence "pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using...means or device by palmistry or otherwise to deceive." "Reading this as a whole I should take the word 'otherwise,' not as limiting the earlier words, but...
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