Recollections of John Thurtell: Who was Executed at Hertford on Friday, the 9th of January, 1824 for Murdering Mr. W. Weare. Including Various Anecdotes, and an Account of His Demeanour After Sentence was Passed. Also, the Condemned Sermon, and a Correct View of the Execution, Taken on the Spot by an Eminent Artist

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Knight & Lacey, 1824 - Murderers - 44 pages
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Page 42 - twas not fighter-like. If he was sure of the •victory (as he was not), the less said about it the better. Modesty should accompany the Fancy as its shadow. The best men were always the best behaved. Jem Belcher, the Game Chicken (before whom the Gas-man could not have lived) were civil, silent men. So is Cribb, so is Tom Belcher, the most elegant of sparrers, and not a man for every one to take by the nose. I enlarged on this topic in the mail (while Turtle was asleep), and said very wisely (as...
Page 33 - Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch'd: Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhousel'd, disappointed, unanel'd, No reckoning made, but sent to my account With all my imperfections on my head: O, horrible!
Page 33 - I'll look up ; My fault is past. But O, what form of prayer Can serve my turn ?
Page 6 - And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent; because he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained : whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Page 7 - That it may please thee to defend, and provide for, the fatherless children, and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Page 6 - LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAYS, AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS: AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD, AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM; AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON.
Page 6 - Come, ye blessed of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world!
Page 42 - ... had been broken in a turn-up at Belcher's, but thought physicians old women, for they had no antidote in their catalogue for brandy. An indigestion is an excellent commonplace for two people that never met before. By way of ingratiating myself, I told him the story of my doctor, who, on my earnestly representing to him that I thought his regimen had done me harm, assured me that the whole...
Page 5 - For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Page 15 - John Thurtell then got a line or rope and threw it round the feet, then dragged it to the centre of the pond. John Thurtell then said to Mr.

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