A Foreigner's Opinion of England, Englishmen, English Women, English Manners, English Morals; And a Variety of Other Interesting Subjects, Including Memorials of Nature and Art, Comprised in a Series of Free Remarks, the Result Volume 1

A Foreigner's Opinion of England, Englishmen, English Women, English Manners, English Morals; And a Variety of Other Interesting Subjects, Including Memorials of Nature and Art, Comprised in a Series of Free Remarks, the Result Volume 1

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...overturned and broken' to pieces E ' When I expressed my surprise at this to some Englishmen, I was told that it was nothing extraordinary; and they mention ed several excellent routs, where the' same accident had happened to a ' still greater number. Frequent as conflagrations are in London, yet has the police never taken the requisite measures toward introducing a certain order into the regulations for-ex tinguishing fires, or for the security of property. They are indeed well supplied with good apparatus, and fire-engines-;, but the disorder upon such occasions is so great, that a house is seldom preserved from destruction. No guards are stationed in proper places, to prevent the t.umult-uous conflux of the-mob, and, t0-, preserve what is rescued from the flames.' The rabble mix in the crowd of those who 'assist to extinguish the fire, and amidst the general confusion, which they industriously endeavour to promote, pursue the infamous arts of theft and pillage. Upon the whole, in every particular regarding real or personal security in this immense metropolis, the negligence of the London police is such, that we are at a loss to account for it, even after making 'allowances for the small number of the civil ofiicers, the defects of the English criminal code, and the formidable' host of a licentious populace.. It is a notorious fact, that some years ago the London streets were infested by a fellow, who made it his business to inflict wounds upon innocent persons. The fair sex in particular he persecuted with the most wanton cruelty," biting them in the check, or stabbing them with a dagger. It is less universally knoyvn, that he continued to commit those horri/ble outrages for more...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786467
  • 9781236786463