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" They have put in the papers a good story made on White's: a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether he was dead or not, and when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed, and... "
The History of Gambling in England - Page 156
by John Ashton - 1898 - 286 pages
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Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1833 - 484 pages
...Freychappel, fought, and was killed. I am glad he never heard what poor Gibberne was intended for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet. Mr. Whithed has been so unlucky to have a large part of his seat, f which he hnd just repaired, burnt...
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The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840 - 522 pages
...Freychappel, fought, and was killed. I am glad he never heard what poor Gibberne was intended for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's...interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet Mr. Wbithed has been so unlucky as to have a large part of his seat,2 which he had just repaired, burnt...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole - 1840 - 618 pages
...Freychappel, fought, and was killed. I am glad he never heard what poor Gibberne was intended for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's...interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet Mr. Whithed has been so unlucky as to have a large part of his seat,2 which he had just repaired, burnt...
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Cyclopedia of Moral and Religious Anecdotes: A Collection of Nearly Three ...

Kazlitt Arvine - Anecdotes - 1848 - 908 pages
...time dropped down dead at the door of White's club house, into which he was carried ; the members of the club immediately made bets whether he was dead or not ; and upon its being proposed to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed, alleging that it would...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 86

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1850 - 608 pages
...&c., less piquant : ' White's ' is particularly full. We select a few characteristic anecdotes : — ' They have put in the papers a good story made on White's....and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.' — Walpole. ' Very often the taste of running perpetually after diversions is not a mark of any pleasure...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 86

1850 - 608 pages
...&c., less piquant : ' White's ' is particularly full. We select a few characteristic anecdotes : — 'They have put in the papers a good story made on...when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for iiis death interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.' — Walpole. ' Very often...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 86

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1850 - 612 pages
...&c., less piquant : ' White's ' is particularly full. We select a few characteristic anecdotes : — ' They have put in the papers a good story made on White's....carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether h« was dead or not ; and when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed,...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1911 - 588 pages
...Walpole's 'Letters' (Toynbee), iii. 14 :— " They have put in the papers a good story made on White s : a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in ; the club immediately made beta whether ho wa» dead or not, and when they were going to bleed him, the wagercrs for his death...
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Cyclopędia of moral and religious anecdotes

Kazlitt Arvine - Anecdotes - 1850 - 882 pages
...time dropped down dead at the door of White's club house, into which he was carried ; the members of the club immediately made bets whether he was dead or not ; and upon its being proposed to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed, alleging that it would...
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Tallis's Illustrated London, Volume 2

William Gaspey - London (England) - 1851 - 496 pages
...characteristic story appeared in the papers of 1750. "A man who dropped down dead at the door of White's was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet." Pall-mall, however, is the western region in which the club-houses most abound, the greater part of...
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