The Chronicles of Newgate, Nide 1

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Chapman and Hall (limited), 1884
Contains considerable information on prison reform efforts.
 

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Sivu 274 - Tyburn had been discontinued, " executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators they do not answer their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties : the public was gratified by a procession, the criminal is supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away ?
Sivu 75 - did maintain me, and I said no. Then they did put me on the rack because I confessed no ladies or gentlemen to be of my opinion, and thereon they kept me a long time ; and because I lay still, and did not cry, my Lord Chancellor and Master Eich took pains to rack me
Sivu 406 - It was moved in the House of Commons that the " letters patent granted to the Earl of Bellamont and others respecting the goods taken from pirates were dishonourable to the king, against the law of nations, contrary to the laws and statutes of the realm, an invasion of property, and destructive to commerce.
Sivu 82 - bell. The purse had silver in it, and he that could take out a counter without any noise was allowed to be a public foyster ; and he that could take a piece of silver out of the purse without noise of any of the bells was adjudged a
Sivu 82 - opened his house for the reception of all the cutpurses in and about the city. In this house was a room to learn young boys to cut purses. Two devices were hung up ; one was a pocket, the other was a purse. The pocket had in it certain counters, and was hung
Sivu 75 - gentlemen to be of my opinion, and thereon they kept me a long time ; and because I lay still, and did not cry, my Lord Chancellor and Master Eich took pains to rack me with their own hands till I was nigh dead.
Sivu 437 - I should think myself very much to blame did I here neglect to do justice to my esteemed friend Mr. Akerman, the keeper of Newgate, who long discharged a very important trust with an uniform intrepid firmness, and at the same time a tenderness and a liberal charity, which entitles him to be recorded with distinguished honour.
Sivu 185 - pilloried in Palace yard, to be led round Westminster Hall, with an inscription declaring his infamy over his head ; to be pilloried in front of the Royal Exchange, to be whipped from Aldgate to Newgate, and after an interval of two days to be whipped from Newgate to Tyburn.
Sivu 75 - brought to a house and laid in a bed with as weary and painful bones as ever had patient Job ; I thank my Lord God there-for. Then my Lord Chancellor sent me word, if I would leave my opinion, I should want nothing ; if I
Sivu 439 - pronounced this eulogy upon his character. He who has long had constantly in his view the worst of mankind, and is yet eminent for the humanity of his disposition, must have had it originally in a great degree, and continued to cultivate it very carefully.

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