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" They have put in the papers a good story made on White's: a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether he was dead or not, and when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for his death interposed, and... "
The jest book; the choicest anecdotes and sayings, selected and arranged by ... - Pągina 142
per Jest book - 1864
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Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, to Sir Horace Mann ..., Volum 2

Horace Walpole - 1833 - 488 pągines
...for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's : a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet. Mr. Whithed has been so unlucky to have a large part of his seat,f which he had just repaired, burnt...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volum 2

Horace Walpole - 1840 - 618 pągines
...for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's : a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether...interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet Mr. Whithed has been so unlucky as to have a large part of his seat,2 which he had just repaired, burnt...
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The letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840 - 522 pągines
...for. They have put in the papers a good story made on White's : a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether...interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet Mr. Wbithed has been so unlucky as to have a large part of his seat,2 which he had just repaired, burnt...
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 86

1850 - 608 pągines
...— ' They have put in the papers a good story made on White's. A man dropped down dead at the door was carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.' — Walpole. ' Very often the taste of running perpetually after diversions is not a mark of any pleasure...
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 86

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1850 - 612 pągines
...White's. A man dropped down dead at the door was carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether h« was dead or not ; and when they were going to bleed...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.' — Walpole. ' Very often the taste of running perpetually after diversions is not a mark of any pleasure...
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The Quarterly review, Volum 86

1850 - 608 pągines
...made bets whether he was dead or not ; and when they were going to bleed him, the wagerers for iiis death interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet.' — Walpole. ' Very often the taste of running perpetually after diversions is not a mark of any pleasure...
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Tallis's Illustrated London, Volum 2

William Gaspey - 1851 - 496 pągines
...characteristic story appeared in the papers of 1750. "A man who dropped down dead at the door of White's was carried in; the club immediately made bets whether...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet." Pall-mall, however, is the western region in which the club-houses most abound, the greater part of...
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The Railway Anecdote Book: A Collection of the Best and Newest Anecdotes and ...

1850 - 216 pągines
...man dropped down dead at the door, and was carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether he waa dead or not, and when they were going to bleed him,...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet." THE KING'S CHAMPION. A ludicrous circumstance occurred at the coronation of William and Mary. Charles...
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Table Traits: With Something on Them

Dr. Doran (John) - 1854 - 564 pągines
...enlivened the room with his wit. As a sample of the spirit of betting which prevailed, Walpole quotes " a good story made at White's." A man dropped down...interposed, and said it would affect the fairness of the bet ! Some of the old rules of the houses are rich in " tahle traits." Thus, in 1736, every member was...
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Once Upon a Time, Volum 2

Charles Knight - 1854 - 366 pągines
...2, 1750. have put in the papers a good story made on White's : a man dropped down dead at the door, was carried in ; the club immediately made bets whether...and said it would affect the fairness of the bet." * A great deal of this reckless spirit of gambling, which lasted through the century, and which probably...
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