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Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.

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Source Notes: Source: Epilogue to Ed. Moore's Gamester

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David Garrick (February 19, 1717 January 20, 1779) was an English actor, dramatist, theatrical producer and theatrical manager, and a friend and pupil of Samuel Johnson. Garrick is considered one of the most influential and popular figures in the history of British theatre.

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