Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons,: From the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the Most Authentic Accounts Extant, Volume 2

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H.R. Young, ... and T.H. Whitely, 1819 - Celebrities - 260 pages

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Page 219 - ... wherever any person taketh money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence or upon account of helping any person or persons to any stolen goods...
Page 57 - I'd better not be. I gae then, my lass, to win honour and fame, And if I should luck to come gloriously hame, I'll bring a heart to thee with love running o'er, And then I'll leave thee and Lochaber no more.
Page 126 - Th' exactest traits of body or of mind, We owe to models of an humble kind. If Queensberry to strip there's no compelling, Tis from a handmaid we must take a Helen. From peer or bishop 'tis no easy thing To draw the man who loves his God, or king : Alas ! I copy (or my draught would fail) From honest Mah'met, or plain Parson Hale.
Page 222 - That he had under his care and direction, several warehouses for receiving and concealing stolen goods: and also a ship for carrying off jewels, watches, and other valuable goods, to Holland, where he had a superannuated thief for his factor.
Page 56 - I've mony day been; For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, We'll maybe return to Lochaber no more. These tears that I shed they are a...
Page 221 - That he had divided the town and country into so many districts, and appointed distinct gangs for each, who regularly accounted with him for their robberies. That he had also a particular set to steal at churches in time of divine service; and likewise other moving detachments to attend at court, on birth-days, balls, &c. and at both houses of parliament, circuits, and country fairs.
Page 71 - Blade run away from its Hilt. The Weapons were frighted, but as for the Men, In Truth they ne'er minded, but at it again.
Page 221 - That the persons employed by him were for the most part felons convict, who had returned from transportation before the time, for which they were transported, was expired; and that he made choice of them to be his agents, because they could not be legal...
Page 57 - Though loudest of thunder on louder waves roar, That's naething like leaving my love on the shore. To leave thee behind...
Page 77 - Holland, and importing, them ; but, this being put a stop to, be contracted with the University of Oxford for their privilege of printing them, and carried on a great Bible trade for many years, to considerable advantage. Thus he began to accumulate money, and his gains rested in his hands; for, being a single man, and very penurious, his expences were very trifling.

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