If he had said he lost all his money gambling, it wouldn't have been a bigger shock.
There he distinguished himself more by his love of gambling and his gallant adventures than by study, but made himself a thorough master, not only of the Spanish language and character, but also of that romantic fashion of Spanish love-making which was to help him greatly in after life, when he became the servant of a Spanish queen.
Ethel had moved on to a story of a new gambling ship sailing out of Lynn.
Although the constitution of 1894 expressly declares that " any lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling " shall not " hereafter be authorized or allowed within the state " and directs the legislature to pass ap administration of the state's insanity law.
To pay his gambling debts he accepted a gift of 200,000 francs from Louis Philippe, thus affording a ready handle to his enemies.
On well-managed farms drinking and gambling are strictly forbidden.
Two witnesses for the mock marriage--Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin--were sitting at tea in Dolokhov's front room.
Mrs. Worthington and her carload of gambling grannies returned Sunday night.
This position he lost owing to a quarrel with his patroness, and he was accused of appropriating money to pay a gambling debt.
During this period gambling had become a mania.
As in every western city, particularly those in mining regions whose sites attained speculative values, Denver had grave problems with " squatters " or " landjumpers "in her early years; and there was the usual gambling and outlawry, sometimes extra-legally repressed by vigilantes.
To the admission of periodic settlements there was for a time vehement opposition on the ground that the door would be opened to gambling on " differences."
They are much addicted to gambling, and formerly were much given to fighting, though they never display that passion for war in the abstract which is characteristic of some of the white races, and their courage on the whole is not high if judged by European standards.
She published De l'Allemagne in the autumn, was saddened by the death of her second son Albert, who had entered the Swedish army and fell in a duel brought on by gambling, undertook her Considerations sur la revolution francaise, and when Louis XVIII.
Morose, superstitious, and given to drinking and gambling, the Cambodians are at the same time clean, fairly intelligent, proud and courageous.
A proneness to gambling and opium-smoking, and a tinge of vanity and deceitfulness, are their less estimable traits.
He had not been in the country six months before he engaged in a discreditable piece of financial gambling with Hirsch, the Dresden Jew.
The affection of Charles Fox for his father was unbounded, but the passion for gambling which had been instilled in him as a boy proved the ruin of the family fortune.
At the gambling table he was unfortunate, and there can be little question that he was fleeced both in London and in Paris by unscrupulous players of his own social rank, who took advantage of his generosity and whose worthlessness he knew.
In 1774 Lord Holland had to find £140,000 to pay the gambling debts of his sons.
For years Charles lived in pecuniary embarrassment, and during his later years, when he had given up gambling, he was supported by the contributions of wealthy friends, who in 1 793 formed a fund of £70,000 for his benefit.
Recent researches into his early life discredit most of the stories that have been told respecting his profligacy and his contempt for the claims of the church; and it is admitted that, while rejecting her authority in the sphere of dogma and intellect, he observed the proprieties of life (gambling being then scarcely looked on as a vice) and respected the outward observances of religion.
In these worships, social organization, religious dramas and paraphernalia, amusement and gambling, and private religion or fetichism, found place.
The principal pastimes are gambling, boat-racing, cockand fishfighting and kite-flying, and a kind of football.
The total revenue of the country for.1908-1909amounted to 58,000,000 ticals, or, at the prevailing rate of exchange, about £4,3 00, 000, made up as follows: Farms and monopolies (spirits, gambling, &c.).
A great many works on astrology and the casting of horoscopes, on the ways to secure victory in war, success_in love, in business or in gambling, are known, as also works on other branches of magic, to which subject the Siamese have always been partial.
It must, how ever, be remembered that the "tulipomania" of the 17th century was really a form of gambling, in which admiration of the flower and interest in its culture were very secondary matters.
The German parallel is Gambling Hansel, who kept Death up a tree for seven years, during which no one died (Grimm, Household Tales).
The German parallel is Gambling Hansel, who kept Death up a tree for seven years.
Full of reforming zeal, he issued ordinances against begging, extravagance and gambling; forbade judges to accept presents from suitors; built new courts of justice; prohibited the sale of offices, maintaining the financial equilibrium by reducing expenses; and, an almost revolutionary step, struck at the root of nepotism, in a bull of 1692 ordaining that thenceforth no pope should grant estates, offices or revenues to any relative.
He was the first man to enjoy the distinction of winning the Derby while prime minister; but though this was popular enough among many classes, it did not please the Liberal Nonconformists so much, who considered a racehorse a mere gambling-machine.
In 1849 the town was occupied by Austrian troops for the purpose of enforcing the imperial decree against gambling establishments, but immediately on their withdrawal the bank was again opened, and play continued unchecked until 1872, when the Prussian government refused to renew the lease for gambling purposes, which then expired.
There appear to have been gambling-tables at Monte Carlo in the year 1856, but it was in 1861 that Francois Blanc, seeing his tenancy at Homburg coming to an end, with no hope of renewal, obtained a concession for fifty years from Charles III.
His imitator and superintendent, Fouquet, the Maecenas of the future Augustus, concealed this gambling policy beneath the lustre of the arts and the glamour of a literature remarkable for elevation of thought ana vigour of style, and further characterized by the proud though somewhat restricted freedom conceded to men like Corneille, Descartes and Pascal, but soon to disappear.
He was most at his ease in low company, his favorite, diversion was gambling, his best trait a love for farming and the mechanical arts of the smith and the gardener.
But in the gambling and debauchery which followed, nothing was more common than that one-half of the conquerors should find themselves on the morrow in most pressing want; and while those who had retained or increased their share would willingly have gone home, the others clamoured for renewed attacks.
Their chief amusements are gambling and opium-smoking.
Special mention must be made of the secret police, the Arizona Rangers, organized in 1901 to police the cattle ranges; they are " fearless men, trained in riding, roping, trailing and shooting," a force whose personnel is not known to the general public. The legislature repealed the law licensing public gambling in 1907; enacted a law requiring the payment of $300 per annum as licence fee by retail liquor dealers; and provided for juvenile courts and probationary control of children.
It paralleled the excitement and gambling of 1849, and despite losses was a great stimulus to the city's growth.
He established in 1887 the West London Mission, holding popular services on Sunday in St James's Hall, Piccadilly, when he preached from time to time on the housing of the poor, sweating, gambling and other subjects of social interest.
In 1907 the legislature passed a radical anti-gambling measure, making the penalty for gambling six months' imprisonment in the county-jail, and, at the discretion of the court, a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500; this law went into effect on the 1st of January 1908.
Gambling had formerly been licensed - the gambling-house keeper paying $200 per annum for each gaming table or apparatus, this sum going to the district and county school funds.