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Página 1 - ... when intermingled with all these, in one corrupt and corrupting assemblage were to be found the disgusting object of popular contempt, besmeared with filth from the pillory — the unhappy victim of the lash, streaming with blood from the whipping post — the half naked vagrant — the loathsome drunkard — the sick, suffering from various bodily pains, and too often the unaneled malefactor...
Página 4 - ... in linen bags, to prevent their knowing which way they had passed ; robberies were committed in all parts, the bellies of horses were ripped open, to bring their riders to the ground ; and coaches were overturned in order to strip the ladies.
Página 1 - What a spectacle must this abode of guilt and wretchedness have presented, when in one common herd were kept, by day and by night, prisoners of all ages, colours, and sexes ! No separation was made of the most flagrant offender and convict, from the prisoner who might perhaps be falsely suspected of some trifling misdemeanor; — none of the old and hardened culprit, from the youthful and trembling novice in crime...