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By the purchase of a Ticket or Share in the New Lottery, to be all drown in Two Days, 5"> tad 18"> OCTOBER. Two of £20,000, Two of £10,000, &c. AO Sterling Moner. AiUhe4500 Tickets drown the Firit Day are snr» to be Plfae*. Two at £10,600 in the First Quarter of an Hoar. Only WOO Tickets.
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If you art a man struggling to get or if you wish to lay by a Fortune who may make you indeper,
Ticket* and Shares are selling by
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4. CORNHILL, & 9, CHARING-CROSS, London, and by
AXaX. HIS AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY death of the Lottery. Cartloads of bills were showered down areas and thrust under doors, and no effort was spared to make the end crown the work of centuries.
Chief among the office-keepers of the period was a Mr T. Bish—one of whose earlier prospectuses we present in exact facsimile—who showered millions of bills and miles of doggerel verse upon London just before the final draw took place. He had been a considerable adept in the art of puffing by means of the mock news-paragraphs to which reference has just been made, one of his best being that which follows :—
A laughable circumstance occurred at the Opera House a few evenings
since. The Honourable Mrs H C in the confusion that takes
place in the lobby on quitting the theatre, dropped her reticule, and was some minutes before she regained it; when on looking at its contents she exclaimed: "I have lost my duplicates!" This created surprise, not that the company had any doubt when the lady pledged her word, but they thought she had pledged her jewels. However, on enquiry, it was found that the lost duplicates were Two Tickets of one number (which she had purchased that evening) in the Lottery to be drawn the next Tuesday; luckily she soon after found them, and anticipates getting ^20,000, as she had procured them at Bish's well-known office, Charing Cross.
It would be impossible here to give the many specimens which have been preserved of Bish's handiwork just before the close of the lotteries, but from an embarras de richesses we select the following :—
In reminding his best friends, the public, that the State Lottery will be drawn this day, 3d May, Bish acquaints them that it is the very last but one that will ever take place in this kingdom ; and he is
THE LAST CONTRACTOR whose name will appear singly before the public, as the very last will be a coalition of all the usual contractors. Bish being "the last man" who appears singly, has been particularly anxious to make an excellent scheme, and flatters himself the one he has the honour to submit must meet universal approbation.
At the back of the bill were some verses after the style of the " Cajolery Duet." This is one of them :—
To-day, Or Not At All.
You still may be in time if your purse be low;
The Blue-coat boys no more will shout that they have drawn a capital! Nor run as though their necks they'd break to Lucky Bisk the news to tell.
Run, neighbours, run, &c.
Although the last lottery was expected to take place on the 18th of July, it was not until the 18th of October that the closing scene in an eventful history took place. For this Bish, among many other handbills, produced the following :—
THE AMBULATOR'S GUIDE
By Purchasing A TICKET in the present Lotlery You may reap a golden harvest in Cornhill, and pick up the bullion in Silver-street, have an interest in Bank-buildings, possess a Mansionhouse in Golden-square, and an estate like a Little Britain; never be in Hungeriord^-xasx'&.et, but all your life continue a Mayfair.
By Purchasing A HALF, You need never be confined within London Wall, but become the proprietor of many a Long Acre; represent a Borough or an Aldermanbury, and have a share in Threadneedle-street,
By Purchasing A QUARTER, Your affairs need never be in Crooked-lane, nor your legs in Fetter-lane; you may avoid Paper-buildings, steer clear of the King's Bench, and defy the Marshalsea; if your heart is in Love-lane you may soon get into Sweeting's Alley, obtain your lover's consent for Matrimony-place, and always live in a High-street.