Famous Impostors

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Sidgwick & Jackson, 1910 - Impostors and imposture - 349 pages
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Page 258 - there of the thief concerned, to send the whole paper to the Government. Of this I here give my companions fair and public warning, and hope they will take it." So successful, we are told, was the Dean's ruse that, for many years afterwards, street robberies were almost unknown.
Page 257 - wicked brethren, the places of their abode, with a short account of the chief crimes they have committed, in many of which I have been their accomplice, and heard the rest from their own mouths. I have likewise set down
Page 257 - names of those we call our setters, of the wicked houses we frequent, and all of those who receive and buy our stolen goods. I have solemnly charged this honest man, and have received his promise upon oath, that whenever he hears of any rogue to be tried for robbery or housebreaking, he will look into his list, and if he finds the
Page 37 - How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Makes ill deeds done.
Page 253 - shillings for every adult female puss, and a half-crown for every thriving kitten that could swill milk, pursue a ball of thread, or fasten its young fangs in a dying mouse." An address was given at which the cats were to be delivered; but it proved to be an empty house. The advertisement resulted in the
Page 310 - which it would be hard for me to restrain her Grace from. Ye know, my lord, there is no place of correction there; and she is yet too young to correct greatly.
Page 151 - 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would' like the poor cat i' the adage.
Page 105 - the Saints that arised with Him, the making of the Apostles' Creed, and their several peregrinations. Surely were this true, he might be an happy arbitrator in many Christian controversies; but must impardonably condemn the obstinacy of the Jews, who can
Page 262 - discounted by the mention that some of their amusements would "but ill comport with our terrestrial notions of decorum." In the "Vale of the Triads," with beautiful temples built of polished sapphire, a superior race
Page 316 - well. Nothing can be more elegant than her handwriting, whether in the Greek or Roman character. In music she is very skilful but does not greatly delight. With respect to personal decoration, she greatly prefers a simple elegance to show and splendour, so despising the outward adorning of plaiting the hair and of wearing of gold, that in the whole manner of her life she rather resembles Hippolyta than Phasdra.

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