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THE MOST NOTORIOUS CHARACTERS
WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF OUTRAGES ON
The Zaws of England
SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY,
ANDREW KNAPP AND WILLIAM BALDWIN,
JTTORNEYS AT LAW.
JOHN RANN, COMMONLY CALLED SIXTEEN-STRING
EXECUTED FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY. This fellow was entitled to be any kind of education. For some elassed among the impudent and ar time he obtained a livelihood by rogant self-created gentlemen who vendiny goods, which he drove round levied arbitrary contributious on the the city and adjacent country on an highway :- he was also os consider- ass. able notoriety in acts of such species A lady of distinction, who hapof deprevations, having been regu. pened to be at Ball, took Rauninio larly initiated, from the humble her service when he was about pick pocket.
twelve years of age; and his behaJohn Rann was born at a village viour was such, that he became the a few miles from Bath, of honest favorite of his mistress and fellow parents, who were in low circum- servants. stances, and incapable of giving him At length he came to London, anu VOL. III.