The Criminal Recorder: Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious Public Characters, Volum 1

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J. Cundee, 1804

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Side 406 - That you he carried from hence to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and there to be hanged by the neck till you are dead, — and may the Lord havu mercy on your soul...
Side 303 - I have but one request to ask, at my departure from this world; it is the charity of its silence. Let no man write my epitaph; for, as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. Let them and me repose in obscurity and peace, and my tomb remain uninscribed, until other times and other men can do justice to my character.
Side 303 - I am going to my cold and silent grave ; my lamp of life is nearly extinguished ; my race is run ; the grave opens to receive me, and I sink into its bosom ! I have but one request to ask at my departure from this world ; it is the charity of its silence ! Let no man write my epitaph ; for, as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
Side 301 - Government, it is evident that every hazard attending an independent effort, was deemed preferable, to the more fatal risk of introducing a French army into this country.
Side 21 - ... chance exposed ? And might not a place where bones lay be mentioned by a person by chance as well as found by a labourer by chance ? Or is it more criminal accidentally to name where bones lie, than accidentally to...
Side 17 - Besides, it must needs occur to every one, that an action of this atrocious nature is never heard of, but when its springs are laid open, it appears that it was to support some indolence, or supply some luxury ; to satisfy some avarice, or oblige some malice; to prevent some real, or some imaginary want: yet I lay not under the influence of any one of these. Surely, my lord, I may, consistent with both truth and modesty, affirm thus much ; and none who have any veracity, and knew me, will ever question...
Side 15 - I labour, not with guilt, my lord, but with perplexity. For, having never seen a court but this, — being wholly unacquainted with law, the customs of the bar, and all judiciary proceedings...
Side 215 - ... you are to be drawn on hurdles to the place of execution, where you are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead, for while you are still living your bodies are to be taken down, your bowels torn out and burnt before your faces ; your heads...
Side 18 - ... too: and it has scarce or never been heard of, but that every cell now known contains or contained these relics of humanity, some mutilated and some entire. I do not inform, but give me leave to remind your Lordship that here sat solitary Sanctity...
Side 21 - Here too is a human skull produced, which is fractured ; but was this the cause, or was it the consequence, of death ? was it owing to violence, or was it the effect of natural decay ? If it was violence, was that violence before or after death ? My lord, in May, 1732, the remains of William, lord archbishop of this province, were taken...

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