Curiosities of Street Literature, Comprising "Cocks," or "Catch Pennies; A Large and Curious Assortment of Street-Drolleries, Squibs, Histories, Comic Tales in Prose and Verse, Broadsides on the Royal Family, Political Litanies,

Curiosities of Street Literature, Comprising "Cocks," or "Catch Pennies; A Large and Curious Assortment of Street-Drolleries, Squibs, Histories, Comic Tales in Prose and Verse, Broadsides on the Royal Family, Political Litanies,

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...and byway af supplement, we add a verbatim copy of the Full, True and Particular Account o the Execution of. Rutterford, at Bury St. Edmunds, for the murder of J. Hight, with co y of " Death-verses." But the convict was NOT hanged after all. As the gaol surgeon having reported that Rutterford had a malformat on which might cause an unusual degree of suffering on death being inflicted by strnn lation, whereupon the Secretary of State for the Home Department ordered a special examination to be made by some medical men 0 the immediate neighbourhood, and on whose report the sentence of death previously recorded was commuted to transportation for life! All the modern examples of Tun,"GALLows" Lrrnnxrunr: or THE Srnnnrs come not only from different rinters and ublishers, but from distant towns, ---London, Birmingham, Lincoln, and Preston, but they have all the same stamp. And the w ole of the ast dying s eeches and confessions, trials, sentences from what ever part of the country they come, run in the same form of uaint and circumstantia detail, appeals to heaven, to young men, to young women, to christinns in eneral, and moral reflections. he narrative, embracing trial, biography, & c., is usually prepared by the printer, being a condensation rom the accounts in the newspa ers. It is then necessary to add the " copy of verses." Many of these are clearl ' by the same hand, robably one of the five or six wcl-known authors, who also chaunt their own verses in the streets. And with regar to this matter--" ime being the essence of the contract,"--it must also be noted that many of the most popular " Death-verses " being composed on the spur of the moment for the pui('pose of being sung...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738802
  • 9781236738806