Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons,: From the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the Most Authentic Accounts Extant, Volume 2

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H.R. Young, ... and T.H. Whitely, 1819 - Celebrities - 260 pages

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Page 223 - ... wherever any person taketh money or reward directly or indirectly under pretence or upon account of helping any person or persons to any stolen goods or chattels, every such person...
Page 57 - I'd better not be. I gae then, my lass, to win honour and fame, And if I should luck to come gloriously hame, I'll bring a heart to thee with love running o'er, And then I'll leave thee and Lochaber no more.
Page 226 - That he had under his care and direction, several warehouses for receiving and concealing stolen goods: and also a ship for carrying off jewels, watches, and other valuable goods, to Holland, where he had a superannuated thief for his factor.
Page 183 - ... got into an entry between the chapel and the lower leads. The door of this entry was remarkably strong and fastened with a large lock ; and night now coming on, Sheppard was obliged to work in the dark.
Page 184 - ... Newgate, with the spike he stole out of the chapel, and so sliding down, dropped upon the turner's leads, and then the clock struck nine. " Luckily for him the turner's garret-door on the leads happened to be open. He went in, and crept softly down one pair of stairs, when he heard company talking in a room below. His irons giving a clink, a woman started, and said, Lord ! What noise is that...
Page 56 - The former was an amiable youth, brave, open, generous, hospitable, and humane. His fate drew tears from the spectators, and was a great misfortune to the country in which he lived. He gave bread to multitudes of people whom he employed on his estate ; the poor, the widow, and the orphan rejoiced in his bounty.* Kenmuir was a virtuous nobleman, calm, sensible, resolute, and resigned.
Page 224 - That he had formed a kind of corporation of thieves, of which he was the head or director, and that notwithstanding his pretended services, in detecting and prosecuting offenders, he procured such only to be hanged as concealed their booty, or refused to share it with him. 3. "That he had divided the town and country into so many districts, and appointed distinct gangs for each, who regularly accounted with him for their robberies.
Page 71 - Blade run away from its Hilt. The Weapons were frighted, but as for the Men, In Truth they ne'er minded, but at it again.
Page 232 - Christian, I desire nothing of you but your prayers, and for them I shall be thankful. I have a great many enemies, and God knows what may be the consequence of this imprisonment.

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