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Page 666 - ... only ideas of pleasure, of abundance, and of security. It is this right which has overcome the natural aversion to labour — which has bestowed on man the empire of the earth — which has led nations to give up their wandering habits — which has created a love of country and posterity. To enjoy quickly — to enjoy without punishment — this is the universal desire of man...
Page 163 - On that day sevennight, his sores upon his back, ear, nose, and face, being not yet cured, he was whipped again at the pillory in Cheapside, and had the remainder of his sentence executed upon him, by cutting off the other ear, slitting the other side of his nose, and branding the other cheek*.
Page 73 - ... grievously whipped and burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch about, as a manifestation of his wicked life, and due punishment received for the same.
Page 163 - He was severely whipped before he was put in the pillory. " 2. Being set in the pillory, he had one of his ears cut off.
Page 211 - Be undaunted and courageous; be sure to execute the law to the utmost of its vengeance upon those that are known — and we have reason to remember them — by the name of Whigs!
Page 139 - I take it wholly upon myself — my blood be upon my own head ; and as I must make answer to the God of heaven presently, I declare I am as free of witchcraft as any child. But being delated by a malicious woman, and put in prison under the name of a witch ; disowned by my husband and friends, and seeing no ground of hope of my coming out of prison or ever coming in credit again, through the temptation of the devil I made up that confession on purpose to destroy my own life, being weary of it, and...
Page 72 - ... shall take the same slave, and give him bread, water, or small drink, and refuse meat, and cause him to work, by beating, chaining, or otherwise, in such work and labour as he shall put him to, be it never so vile.
Page 577 - Christian country in the nineteenth century, there remains nothing more to be said, except that the 'cat' is, in many cases, too merciful an instrument. If, however, the object of punishment is not vengeance, but the prevention of breaches of the law, it seems useless, so far as example is concerned, to flog a prisoner within the prison walls. The whole power of such a deterrent as flogging (if it is to be regarded as a general deterrent) must be in the vividness with which it can be presented to...
Page 188 - ... manner run to and fro, and kicked up and down in the common highway and street within the said county and town, called the High Street, a certain ball of ; leather, commonly called a foot-ball, unto the great annoyance and incumbrance of...