Sixty Curious and Authentic Narratives and Anecdotes Respecting Extraordinary Characters: Illustrative of the Tendency of Credulity and Fanaticism; Exemplifying the Imperfections of Circumstantial Evidence; and Recording Singular Instances of Voluntary Human Suffering, and Interesting Occurrences

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W. Hone, 1819 - Anecdotes - 288 pages
 

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Page 69 - And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord, out of all nations, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.
Page 69 - Awake, awake ; put on thy strength, O Zion ; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city : for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Page 170 - Dublin for a similar offence, and there condemned and executed. Between his conviction and execution, and again at the fatal tree, he confessed himself to be the very Thomas Geddely who had committed the robbery at York, for which the unfortunate James Crow had been executed ! We must add, that a gentleman, an inhabitant of York, happening to be in Dublin at the time of Geddely's trial and execution, and who knew him when he lived with Mrs. Williams, declared, that the resemblance between the two...
Page 185 - Struck •with this, they flew to the door of Shaw's apartment ; they knocked — no answer was given. The knocking was still repeated — still no answer. Suspicions had before arisen against the father ; they were now confirmed : a constable was procured, an entrance forced ; Catherine was found weltering in her blood, and the fatal knife by her side ! She was alive but speechless ; but, on questioning her as to owing her death to her father, was just able to make a motion with her head, apparently...
Page 38 - Europe, and had lately killed three who had entered the lists with him in that city. The duke of Mantua was much grieved at having granted this man his protection, as he found it to be attended with such fatal consequences. Crichton being informed of his...
Page 244 - If you had been called upon to dissect a body supl>osed to have died of poison, should you, or not, have thought it necessary to have pursued your search through the guts ? — A.
Page 274 - It was extremely gratifying on this occasion to observe the triumph of nature, feeling, and parental affection, over prejudice and a horrid superstition ; and that those who, but a short period before, would, as many of them had done, have doomed their infants to destruction without compunction, should now glory in their preservation, and doat on them with fondness...
Page 252 - Habit and exercise instructed him to maintain his dangerous situation without fear or giddiness, and successively to assume the different postures of devotion. He sometimes prayed in an erect attitude, with his outstretched arms in the figure of a cross ; but his most familiar practice was that of bending his meagre skeleton from the forehead to the feet ; and a curious spectator, after numbering twelve hundred and forty-four repetitions, at length desisted from the endless account.
Page 210 - ... then to die, and that he knew nothing of Mr. Harrison's death, nor what was become of him ; and did, with great earnestness, beg and beseech his brother, for the satisfaction of the...
Page 173 - ... sent him out to change a guinea for him, and that he had only come back since he (the gentleman) was in the house, saying, he could not get change...

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