The State Lottery at Guildhall, 1739 - raising funds for Westminster Bridge. Caption reads: 'The Name of a Lottry… but

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The State Lottery at Guildhall, 1739 - raising funds for Westminster Bridge. Caption reads: 'The Name of a Lottry… but
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The State Lottery at Guildhall, 1739 - raising funds for Westminster Bridge. Caption reads: 'The Name of a Lottry… but Fortune alas! Will not have small share of Thanks, When all their high Wishes are bury'd in Bnanks;…They reckon'd their Chickens before they were hatch'd. Engraving by D. Roberts. (18th century lotteries were long- term loans to government.)