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Mills, “The Shakespearean Oracle,” 1855.

William Clements Library Adopt a Piece of History Bookplate

Mills, “The Shakespearean Oracle,” 1855.

Adopted by

Troy Hollar

in honor of

Timur Koçak

John Cruger Mills. “The Shakespearean Oracle.” New York, 1855.

A fortune-telling book that uses quotations from Shakespeare to answer a series of thirteen questions, such as “What does the world think of you?” and “What is the character of the lady you love?” The person acting as “fortune-teller” reads the question and the inquirer chooses a number between 1 and 50. The Shakespearean quotation corresponding to the number is the answer to their question.