Hermione the Beloved, The village queen, Crimean sketches, Solomon the Second: and miscellaneous poems

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Maclachlan and Stewart, 1857 - 310 pages
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Page 144 - John Willis, of Ipswich, upon his oath said, that he, this Deponent, was in Newcastle six months ago, and there he saw one Ann Bidlestone drove through the streets by an officer of the same corporation, holding a rope in his hand, the other end fastened to an engine called the Branks, which is like a Crown, it being of iron, which waa musled over the head and face, with a great gap or tongue of Iron forced into her mouth which forced the blood out. And that is the punishment which the magistrates...
Page 203 - For thou wast a' mine ain, The muse o' ilka strain, But I'll never sing again, bonnie Mary. There's silence in the air, bonnie Mary, The mavis sings nae mair, bonnie Mary ; The birdie on ilk tree, Has closed its weary e'e, To fa' asleep, like me, bonnie Mary.

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