Prison Scenes: And Narrative of Escape from France, During the Late War

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Whittaker, 1838 - Prisons - 298 pages

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Page 297 - No Prisoner shall be put in Irons by the Keeper of any Prison, except in case of urgent and absolute Necessity, and the Particulars of every such Case shall be forthwith entered in the Keeper's Journal, and Notice forthwith given thereof to One of the...
Page 197 - The poor fellows well knowing that he would keep his word (and though the lot would naturally fall on the outermost, and consequently the most active), each resolved at any rate to escape from punishment: two of them, who from their position could not reach the topmast rigging, made a spring to get over their comrades within them; they missed their hold, fell on the quarterdeck, and were both killed.
Page 62 - I am glad to see you; I have been expecting you for above a week ;" and then pulling out a paper, he read our names and descriptions. Finding ourselves caught, we made the best of it, — ordered something to eat, and invited the brigadier and gendarme to share with us ; which they did.
Page 244 - Nos pretres ne sont point ce qu'un vain peuple pense ; Notre credulite fait toute leur science.
Page 298 - No prisoner shall be put in irons by the keeper of any prison, except in case of urgent and absolute necessity ; and the particulars of every such case shall be forthwith entered in the keeper's journal, and notice forthwith given thereof to one of the visiting justices; and the keeper shall not continue the use of irons on any prisoner longer than four days, without an order in writing from a visiting justice, specifying the cause thereof; which order shall be preserved by the keeper, as his warrant...
Page 283 - O happy, if he knew his happy state, The swain, who, free from business and debate, Receives his easy food from nature's hand, And just returns of cultivated land ! No palace, with a lofty gate, he wants...
Page 246 - These breaches of nuptial fidelity, it is affirmed, are less universal at present than they were before the Revolution ; but I believe it is doing no injustice to the state of French morals to say, that they now constitute the majority of cases of conduct after wedlock, in the genteel circles of Paris: before the Revolution, a case of post nuptial chastity in these circles was neither known nor expected.
Page 246 - If the parties, after marriage, feel themselves very much at9 tached to each other, their reciprocal fidelity is secured by a mutual pledge on honour, which is added to the compact made at the altar, as an extra obligation, not necessarily included in the original engagement. In Paris, it is the regular business of parents to marry their children ; the...
Page 198 - The captain, hearing a noise, ran on deck, but was driven back with repeated wounds: seated in his cabin he was stabbed by his cockswain and three other mutineers, and forced out of the cabin windows, was heard to speak as he went astern.
Page 266 - ... and addressed the crew in the most cool and collected manner, pointing out our situation, and stating that he would bring us into action, but it was for us to fight our way out as, the enemy being so superior in force, and we on a leeshore, almost within range of the batteries (for, be it remarked, the enemy had drawn us near to her own port, into which she could easily run should she find herself at a disadvantage, we must either beat or be beaten. On this all hands gave three cheers and every...

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