Mills, “The Shakespearean Oracle,” 1855.
in honor of
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.