Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Robbers, and Murderers, of All Nations: Drawn from the Most Authentic Sources, and Brought Down to the Present Time : with Numerous Engravings

E. Strong, 1836 - 288 páginas
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Página 50 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; ' to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 'to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints.
Página 240 - Was not it admirable? what a favourable idea people must have of White's! — and what if White's should not deserve a -much better! But the chief personages who have been to comfort and weep over this fallen hero are Lady Caroline Petersham and Miss Ashe: I call them Polly and Lucy, and asked them if he did not sing " Thus I stand like the Turk with his doxies around.
Página 240 - I have been in town for a day or two, and heard no conversation but about M'Lean, a fashionable highwayman, who is just taken, and who robbed me among others ; as Lord Eglinton, Sir Thomas Robinson of Vienna, Mrs. Talbot, etc.
Página 10 - I have not,' replies the knight, and putting his hand under the seat of the coach, pulls out a hundred pounds in a bag, and delivers it to him, which Du Vail took with a very good grace, and courteously answered, ' Sir, you are liberal, and shall have no cause to repent your being so ; this liberality of yours shall excuse you the other...
Página 254 - Afterwards, however, Houseman said, that Clark's body was buried in St. Robert's cave, and that he was sure it was then there ; but desired it might remain till such time as Aram should be taken. He added further, that Clark's head lay to the right, in the turn at the entrance of the cave.
Página 256 - ... is altogether repugnant to. every part of my life ; that it is inconsistent with my condition of health about that time ; that no rational inference can be drawn that a person is dead who suddenly disappears ; that hermitages were the constant repositories of the bones of the recluse ; that the proofs of...
Página 31 - He stirs up our corruptions ; especially when we are endeavoring to " press for ward," to "fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold of eternal life.
Página 53 - It is a great alexipharmick, and helps poisonous principles of rebellion, and those that use them ; it miraculously exalts and purifies the eye-sight, and makes traitors behold nothing but innocence in the blackest malefactors ; it is a mighty cordial for...
Página 15 - They were followed by all the band, who were shocked to behold a sight unequalled in Scotland, if not in any part of the universe. Legs, arms, thighs, hands, and feet, of men, women, and children, were suspended in rows like dried beef. Some limbs and other members were soaked in pickle; while a great mass of money, both of gold and silver, watches, rings, pistols, clothes, both linen and woollen...
Página 16 - The men had their privy-members thrown into the fire, their hands and legs were severed from their bodies, and they were permitted to bleed to death. The wretched mother of the whole crew, the daughters and grand-children, after being spectators of the death of the men, were cast into three separate fires, and consumed to ashes. Nor did they, in general, display any signs of repentance or regret, but continued with their last breath, to pour forth the most dreadful curses and imprecations upon all...

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