GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Apr. 4, 1932

¶ Astonished the Empire by passing unexpectedly through first reading Sir William Davison's often rejected bill to legalize a thing considered immoral by many of the King's subjects—the charity lottery. "Let us not forget," boomed Sir William in spirited defense of his bill, "that Queen Elizabeth herself was the patron of a lottery."

"Let us also not forget," vainly admonished R. H. Morris, M. P., "that lotteries were abolished prior to Queen Elizabeth's time because they had distracted young men from making themselves efficient in archery and had led them into idleness."...

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