Sunday, 1 January 2012

D'Israeli on gaming

In 1791, Issac D'Israeli ( father to Benjamin Disraeli, the prime minister) published a book called "curiosities of literature". This book proved so popular ( it was a kind of Misclaney ) that he added two more volumes, and later wrote a further three volumes in a "new series"

In the first volume of series 1, D'Israeli wrote a little section on "Gaming".
In it he informs us that.....
Evidently, addiction to gambling is as strong as in 1791 as it is today.

And I wish a happy new year to all my Dear readers.

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