The Criminal Recorder; Or, Biographical Sketches of Notorious Public Characters: Including Murderers, Traitors, Pirates, Mutineers, Incendiaries ... and Other Noted Persons who Have Suffered the Sentence of the Law for Criminal Offences ... to which is Added, an Account of the Various Punishments Inflicted on Those who Transgress the Laws of Their Country ...
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Página 20 - Another particular seems not to claim a little of your lordship's notice, and that of the gentlemen of the jury; which is, that perhaps no example occurs of more than one skeleton being found in one cell : and in the cell in question was found but one ; agreeable, in this, to the peculiarity of every other known cell in Britain. Not the invention of one skeleton, but of two, would have appeared suspicious and uncommon.
Página 226 - But, citizens, I hope and trust, notwithstanding my fate, and the fate of those who no doubt will soon follow me, that the principles of freedom, of humanity, and of justice, will finally triumph over falsehood, tyranny, and delusion, and every principle hostile to the interests of the human race. And now, having said this, I have little more to add...
Página 304 - I shall not forbear to vindicate my character and motives from your aspersions ; and, as a man to whom fame is dearer than life, I will make the last use of that life in doing justice to that reputation which is to live after me, and which is the only legacy I can leave to those I honor and love, and for whom I am proud to perish.
Página 98 - Hereupon, the mother-in-law was going away, when Mrs. Deacon, wife of Mr. Deacon, baker at the adjoining house called her in, and informed her, that she and her family had often heard meanings and groans issue from Brownrigg's house and that she suspected the apprentices were treated with unwarrantable severity. This good woman likewise promised to exert herself to ascertain the truth. At this juncture, Mr. Brownrigg, going to Hampstead on business, bought a hog, which he sent home.
Página 304 - ... of such foul and unfounded imputations as have been laid against me in this court. You, my lord, are a judge ; I am the supposed culprit.
Página 305 - 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.
Página 24 - I solicitously recommend myself to that eternal and almighty Being, the God of Nature, if I have done amiss. But perhaps I have not ; and I hope this thing will never be imputed to me. Though I am now stained by malevolence and suffer by prejudice, I hope to rise fair and unblemished. My life was not polluted, my morals irreproachable, and my opinions orthodox.
Página 22 - I hope, with all imaginable submission, that what has been said will not be thought impertinent to this indictment; and that it will be far from the wisdom, the learning, and the integrity of this place, to impute to the living what zeal in its fury may have done — what nature may have taken off, and piety interred— or what war alone may have destroyed, alone deposited.
Página 396 - In 1784, his Grace of Rutland was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ; and shortly after his arrival in Dublin, Hatfield made his appearance in that city. He immediately, on his landing, engaged a suite of rooms at a hotel in College-green, and represented himself as nearly allied to the Viceroy, but that he could not...