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Quotation by John Gay
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
John Gay (1685–1732), British dramatist. Matt of the Mint, in The Beggar's Opera, act 3, sc. 4.
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