The Tyburn Chronicle; Or, the Villainy Display'd in All Its Branches. Containing an Authentic Account of the Lives, Adventures, Tryals, Executions, an

The Tyburn Chronicle; Or, the Villainy Display'd in All Its Branches. Containing an Authentic Account of the Lives, Adventures, Tryals, Executions, an

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...a commission in the army, but was a poor mean spirited old rogue, for he had not given him a single farthing. Thought I, then there will be the more for me, for I was fully detei mined to tune him, ana made myself ready to follow him, as soon as he set forward from the inn. I was exceedingly well dressed, having on a green velvet coat, a gold laced hat and waistcoat, and every thing answerable; so that I could not be suspected for an highwayman. I observed that the old cuff had a brace of pistols in the chaise, and therefore resolved to throy myself thyself upon him, as soon as I could find an opportunity, and one soon presented itself; for the Welchman, dismounting to fasten part of the harness, which had given way, I rode up in a great hurry, and the old man called to me, and said, "Young man, if you ride so fast, you'll soon ride "your estate away." I told him, "I hoped not, ' for it was pretty extensive, and lay in several "counties;" and immediate!' jumped Frorh my horse into the chaise, secured the pistols, and told the gentleman if he spoke one word I would shoot him; I searched his pockets, and found seven shillings which I did not take; and in the feat of the chaise, I found a pair of scarlet bags, which I "mounted on my horse, and rode away furiously across the country, into Bedfordshire. At a proper place, I examined the bags, and found some thread stockings, three clean Holland shirts, two white waistcoats, and 1o2 guineas; I was quite overjoyed, and after securing the money, I threw the bags and linen into a field, thinking they might be of use to some poor countryman, who might have more need of them than me. I was determined to reach London that night, and though my horse was greatly fatigued, yet...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604784
  • 9781236604781