Annual Register Volume 1817

Annual Register Volume 1817

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...distinctly the prisoner changing the child's clothes; she put a clean frock and cap upon it. When he got to Charing-cross, and having opened the coach door, the prisoner said, " Coachman, I won't stop here; go on over Westminster-bride-e." Witness followed her directions, and when he arrived at Vauxhall, where the roads part, said, " Madam, which way am 1 to go: " she told him to drive to the Elephant and Castle, and at the same time told him to drive gently, as she said the shaking of the coach frightened the child. Witness went past the Elephant and Castle, expecting further orders. Presently the prisoner looked out of the window, and asked, " Where is this Elephant and Castle, coachnian?" Witness said, that he had come past it; and, upon the prisoner asking what place she was at then, he said it was the Bricklayers' Arms. The prisoner immediately cried out, ''0! that is right, I believe, for it is from this place the.Brighton Coaches go." Witness said, that it was not, and that the Brighton coaches went from the Elephant and Castle. At this time the child was very " wranglesome." The prisoner asked for something to drink, and witness brought it to her. While she was drinking, seeing her in trouble, he said, " Dear me, Why do you flurry yourself so much: the child is only a little wranglesome and cross." VVitness then went back as desired to the Elephant ' and Castle; and when he arrived, by her request, asked whether there was any stage, or return chaise, going to Brighton. There, however, was no conveyance of any kind going that road. After having got a little milk for the child, and some more drink for the prisoner, she asked him what he would charge to take her to Craydon?...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932536
  • 9781236932532