The Criminal Prisons of London: And Scenes of Prison Life

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Griffin, Bohn, and Company, 1862 - Prisons - 634 pages

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Page 460 - Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cambridge, Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland. Derby, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hereford, Hertford, Huntingdon, Kent, Lancaster, Leicester, Lincoln, Middlesex, Monmouth, Norfolk, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottingham, Oxford, Rutland, Salop, Somerset, Southampton, Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westmoreland, Wilts, Worcester, York, East, North and West.
Page 19 - I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people. They, whose narrow minds are contracted to the consideration of some one particular pursuit, view it only through that medium. A politician thinks of it merely as the seat of government in its different departments ; a grazier, as a vast market for cattle ; a mercantile man, 'as a place where a prodigious deal of business is done upon 'Change ; a...
Page 486 - These are therefore to command you, the said Constable of , to take the said CB, and him safely to convey to the [House of Correction] at aforesaid, and there deliver him to the Keeper thereof, together with this Precept : And I do hereby command you, the said Keeper of the said...
Page 358 - ... 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 590 - You prisoners that are within, Who for wickedness and sin, after many mercies shown you, are now appointed to die to-morrow in the forenoon, give ear and understand that to-morrow morning the greatest bell of St. Sepulchre's shall toll for you, in form and manner of a passing bell as used to be tolled for those that are at the point of death, to the end...
Page 354 - ... his embarkation, to which he was bound to repair immediately with a cross in his hand, and to embark with all convenient speed. If he did not go immediately out of the kingdom, or if he afterwards returned into England without licence, he was condemned to be hanged, unless he happened to be a clerk, in which case he was allowed the benefit of clergy.
Page 4 - In short, the inhabitants of St. James's notwithstanding they live under the same laws, and speak the same language, are a distinct people from those of Cheapside, who are likewise removed from those of the Temple on the one side, and those of Smithfield on the other, by several climates and degrees in their way of thinking and conversing together.
Page 63 - Such, indeed, is the riot, the struggle, and the scramble for a living, that the confusion and uproar of the New-cut on Saturday night have a bewildering and saddening effect upon the thoughtful mind. Each salesman tries his utmost to sell his wares , tempting the passers-by with his bargains . The boy with his stock of herbs offers 'a double 'andful of fine parsley for a penny...
Page 501 - or keeper is by this Act empowered to punish, the said gaoler or keeper shall " forthwith report the same to the visiting justices, or one of them, for the time
Page 4 - WHEN I consider this great city in its several quarters and divisions, I look upon it as an aggregate of various nations distinguished from each other by their respective customs, manners, and interests. The courts of two countries do not so much differ from one another, as the court and city, in their peculiar ways of life and conversation. In short, the inhabitants of St.

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