Temple Bar: the City Golgotha : a narrative of the historical occurrences of a criminal character associated with the present Bar

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D. Bogue, 1853 - Conspiracies - 68 pages
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Page 23 - The quarters of Sir William Perkins and Sir John Friend, lately executed on the Plot, with Perkins's head, were set up at Temple Bar ; a dismal sight, which many pitied.
Page 35 - Blows them transverse ten thousand leagues awry Into the devious air : then might ye see Cowls, hoods, and habits with their wearers...
Page 2 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Page 55 - ... crossbow, at the two remaining heads upon Temple Bar. On his examination he affected a disorder of his senses, and said his reason for so doing was his strong attachment to the present Government, and that he thought it was not sufficient that a traitor should only suffer death, and that this provoked his indignation ; and that it had been his constant practice for three nights past to amuse himself in the same manner ; but the account adds, " It is much to be feared that he is a near relation...
Page 14 - That you shall have, by the grace of God. See that execution be done on Friday next, according to law. You shall have the full benefit of the law ! " Armstrong was hanged, embowelled, beheaded, and quartered accordingly.
Page 8 - ... that all human government, except that of the saints, was presently to cease.' He looked upon Cromwell and Charles II. as usurpers upon Christ's dominion, and persuaded his weak brethren, that it was their duty to rise and seize upon the kingdom in his name. Accordingly a rabble of them, with Venner at their head, assembled in the streets, and proclaimed King Jesus. They were attacked by a party of the militia, whom they resolutely engaged ; as many of them believed themselves to be invulnerable....
Page 24 - William died at Kensington Palace, on the 8th of March, 1702, in the fifty-second year of his age, and the thirteenth of his reign over England.
Page 67 - ... and doings being served up in print on Sunday mornings for the perusal of families. His execution within the walls of the prison should be conducted with every terrible solemnity that careful consideration could devise. Mr. Calcraft, the hangman (of whom I have some information in reference to this last occasion), should be restrained in his unseemly briskness, in his jokes, his oaths, and his brandy.
Page 25 - ... sagacity of Sorrel, who had been the favourite pony of the unfortunate sir John Fenwick, and had taken an opportunity of thus revenging the illegal death of his master. Pope has followed this example in the contrast he drew between the preservation of Charles at Boscobel, and the accident at Bushy : "Angels, who watched the guardian oak so well, How chanced ye slept when luckless Sorrel fell?
Page 15 - He was executed at Tyburn ; and after hanging half-an-hour, he was cut down, and pursuant to his sentence, his heart and bowels were taken out, and committed to the flames ; his body divided into four parts, which, with his head, were conveyed back to Newgate, and then set up on Westminster Hall, between those of Cromwell and Bradshaw; one of the quarters upon Temple Bar, two others on Aldersgate and Aldgate; the fourth was sent to Stafford, which borough he had represented in Parliament. Shortly...

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