Evenings at Home; Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons Volume 3

Evenings at Home; Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons Volume 3

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...stood silent for some time, and then begged to be allowed to consult with his friends, what was best for him to do. This was agreed to, and he was permitted to retire, though under guard of an officer. After a short absence, he returned with more humility in his looks, and said that he pleaded guilty, and threw himself on the mercy of the court. The Judge then made a speech of some length, for the purpose of convincing the prisoner, as well as the bystanders, of the enormity of the crime. He then pronounced the following sentence: "You, Peter Riot, are hereby sentenced to pay the sum of half-a-crown to the public treasury, as a satisfaction for the mischief you have done, and your attempt to conceal it. You are to repair to the house of Widow Careful, accompanied by such witnesses as we shall appoint and there, having first paid her the sum you owe her, you shall ask her pardon for the insult you offered her. You shall likewise, tomorrow, after school, stand up in your place, and before all the scholars ask pardon for the disgrace you have been the means of bringing upon the so-' ciety; and in particular you shall apologize to master Luckless, for the disagreeable circumstance you were the means of bringing him into. Till all this is complied with, you shall not presume to come into the play-ground, or join in any of the diversions of the school; and all persons are hereby admonished not to keep you company till this is done." Riot was then dismissed to his room; and in the afternoon he was taken to the widow's, who was pleased to receive his submission graciously, and at the 'same time to apologize for her own improper treatment of master Luckless, to xvhom she sent a present of a nice ball by way of amends. Thus ended this important...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 59g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236501217
  • 9781236501219
  • 2,295,161