Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

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Curious Punishments of Bygone Days is a classic history text by Alice Morse Earle. The subject is not a pleasant one, though it often has a humorous element; but a punishment that is obsolete gains an interest and dignity from antiquity and its history becomes endurable because it has a past only and no future. That men were pilloried and women ducked by our law-abiding forbears rouses a thrill of hot indignation which dies down into a dull ember of curiosity when we reflect that they will never be pilloried or ducked again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 172.36g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508518483
  • 9781508518488

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