- Printed by James Whiting, Printer, Finsbury Place, London
- 108 x 273mm (4¼ x 10¾in)
- Early 19th century
Front and back of lottery publicity leaflet in the style of a mock valentine advocating the purchase of a lottery ticket from Bish, Stock-Broker. The verse, from A New Valentine for the Ladies is set
to the tune O, Lady fair and enquires:
- O, Lady fair, where are you going,
- Your speed important busness showing?
- Stranger, I go to Fortunes wicket,
- To buy a lucky Lottry Ticket.
- But who is the man, whom to sell such tis consignd him;
- Say, lady fair where will you find him?
- BISH is the name, at Cornhill or Charing,
- Youll find him still the Prizes sharing.
- Lucks all, tis said, his fame is growing,
- And Fortunes paths the way youre going.
- Fair lady, go, as Time neer slumbers,
- And BISH will spread you lucky numbers;
- Your cause Good Fortune may espouse, and
- You get some Ten or Twenty Thousand:
- Nay, better fortune may chance await ye,
- For you secure may Thousands Eighty;
- One lucky Number may ensure it,
- And BISH the man who may procure it.
- Lucks all, &c.
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