The blazon is vert (for a card-table); three
parolis proper on a chevron sable (for a Hazard table); two
rouleaux in saltire between two dice proper, on a canton sable; a
white ball (for election) argent. The supporters are an old and
young knave of clubs; the crest, an arm out of an earl's coronet
shaking a dice-box; and the motto, Cogit amor nummi--"The love of
money compels." Round the arms is a claret-bottle ticket by way
6. WATTIER'S CLUB.
This great Macao gaming house was of short duration. Mr Raikes
says of it:--'The club did not endure for twelve years
altogether; the pace was too quick to last; it died a natural
death in 1819, from the paralyzed state of its members. The
house was then taken by a set of blacklegs, who instituted a
common bank of gambling. To form an idea of the ruin produced by
this short-lived establishment among men whom I have so
intimately known, a cursory glance to the past suggests the
following melancholy list, which only forms a part of its
deplorable results: none of the dead reached the average age of
man.' Among the members were Beau Brummell and the madman Bligh.
7. CROCKFORD'S CLUB.
This once celebrated gaming house is now 'The Wellington,' where
the rattle of knives and forks has succeeded that of dice.