"Éclairez les dupes, il n'y aura
plus de fripons."
AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY
BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.
often been requested by different magistrates, to
investigate cases of sharping, I have often been struck,
while doing so, with the obstacles and embarrassments
which a judge's own honesty must oppose to his
elucidation of matters of sharping and cheating at play.
How is it
possible that he can penetrate the subtile web, with
which the sharper surrounds his dupes,—how can he be
able to detect the tricks of these rogues,—if he does
not understand the manœuvres of sleight-of-hand?
singular reversal of the ordinary conditions of justice,
the magistrate finds himself most powerless, when the
rogue has committed the most daring, and artfully
portion of my life having been devoted to the study of
sleight-of-hand, and having, as yet,iv
only made use of my knowledge for the amusement of my