Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Lottery shark, 1664

19 July: To Lond. to see the event of the Lottery, which his Majestie had permitted Sir Arth: Slingsby to set up for one day in the Banqueting house at whitehall:  I gaining onely a trifle, as well as did the King, Queene Consort, & Q: Mother for  neere 30 lotts: which was thought to be contriv'd very un-handsomely by the master of it, who was in truth  a meer shark:"  (John Evelyn, Diary)

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