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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 Scottish Law Reporter: Continuing Reports ... of Cases ..., Volume 33

Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...(3 and 35 Viet. cap. 112), sec. 15. The Act 5 Geo. IV. cap. 83, sec. 4. provides — . . . "That every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes,...deceive and impose on any of His Majesty's subjects . . . shall be deemed a rogue and vagabond, within the true intent and meaning of this Act, and shall...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 4

Law - 1877
...persons, and rogues and vagabonds, in that part of Great Britain called England," which provides that " every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means or deceit, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on his majesty's subjects," shall be liable...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 55

Law - 1902
...founded upon Sec. 4 of 5 Geo. 4, c. 83, which makes every person "-pretending or professing to Ы1 fortunes or using any subtle craft means, or device by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive or impose upon any of his Majesty's subjects,'' liable to be committed to the House of Correction with...
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The Ontario Law Reports: Cases Determined in the Court of Appeal ..., Volume 25

Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...And in sec. 4, "every person pretending ... to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft ... to ... impose on any of His Majesty's subjects; every person wandering abroad and lodging in any . . . outhouse . . . not having any visible means of subsistence, and not giving a good account of...
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The Law Times Reports: Containing All the Cases Argued and ..., Volume 36

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,...or device by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and defraud any of his Majesty's subjects." The appellant could not properly be regarded as a person professing...
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The Weekly Notes, Volume 12

Frederick Pollock - Law - 1877
...justices convicting the appellant of being a rogue and vagabond under 5 Geo. 4, c. 83, as a " person using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and defraud any of His Majesty's subjects." The justices found as a fact (according to the view taken by...
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British and Foreign State Papers

Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Great Britain - 1898
...convicted as an idle and disorderly person ; or (4.) Pretends or professes to tell fortunes, or uses any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive or impose upon any person ; or (c.) Wilfully, openly, lewdly, aud obscenely exposes his person in n...
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Acts of the Parliament ..., Volumes 2076-2138

Victoria - Session laws - 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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The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 29

Gilbert Keith Chesterton - Criticism - 1986 - 616 pages
...Home Secretary. It ran as follows — By the Vagrancy Act, 1824, every person using any subtle craft, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of his Majesty's subjects is to be deemed a rogue and a vagabond, and to be subject on conviction to imprisonment. The mere practice...
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The Lost World and Other Stories

Arthur Conan Doyle - Fiction - 1995 - 480 pages
...course, to be used like this.' He hunted among his papers. 'Here is the beastly thing. "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", and...
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