The sum of the whole matter as regards this country is that a good work was undoubtedly accomplished through the agency of the lottery in the early days of our national history. By its aid schools, colleges, and charities were founded, bridges, roads, and canals were constructed. In our time public opinion is, of course, as it ought to be, against gambling in any form; but although our ways are almost always thought to be more honest, it is a question, after all, whether we are really more upright than our fathers, who sometimes engaged in transactions that are condemned by modern society, but who, on the other hand, knew nothing of “defaulted” railroad bonds, of “wild cat” oil companies, or of “watered” mining stocks. It is easy enough to
“Compound for sins [we]
are inclined to,
By damning those [we] have no mind to.”
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