Excerpt from The Gaming Table, Vol. 1 of 2: Its Votaries and Victims, in All Times and Countries, Especially in England and in France N o doubt gambling, in the sense treated of in this book, has ceased in England. If there be here and there a Roulette or Rouge et Nair table in Operation, its existence is w kwn only to a few sworn-brethren if gambling at cards prevails in certain quarters, it is kept quiet.' The vice is t barefaced. It slinks and skulks away into corners and holes, like a poisoned rat. Therefore, public morality has triumphed, or, to use the card-phrase, trumped' over this dreadful abuse; and the law has done its duty, or has reason to expect congratulation for its success, in putting down gaming houses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.