Punch's Prize Novelists: The Fat Contributor, and Travels in London

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D. Appleton, 1853 - 306 pages
 

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Page 306 - This is the 20th of July, and I may be permitted for my part to declare that, for the last fourteen days, so salutary has the impression of the butchery been upon me, I have had the man's face continually before my eyes ; that I can see Mr. Ketch at this moment, with an easy air, taking the rope from his pocket ; that I feel myself ashamed and degraded at the brutal curiosity which took me to that brutal sight ; and that I pray to Almighty God to cause this disgraceful sin to pass from among us,...
Page 302 - The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away," — on a Monday morning, at eight o'clock, this man is placed under a beam, with a rope connecting it and him; a plank disappears from under him, and those who have paid for good places may see the hands of the government agent, Jack Ketch, coming up from his black hole, and seizing the prisoner's legs, and pulling them, until he is quite dead — strangled.
Page 254 - ... and talk about heathen goddesses to each other : how their servants are always their particular intimates ; how when there is serious love-making between a gentleman and lady, a comic attachment invariably springs up between the valet and waiting-maid of each ; how Lady Grace Gadabout, when she calls upon...

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