Twenty Years' Recollections of an Irish Police Magistrate

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Hodges, Foster, and Figgis, 1880 - 410 من الصفحات
Frank Thorpe Porter's book is a fascinating, horrifying, and at times hilarious document of life in Ireland during the late 18th and early 19th century. Porter's book is full of personal anecdotes about the cases he was involved in, and the people he knew around Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, and further afield. There's stories of people escaping from Death Row in Kilmainham gaol, professional beggars, lost diamonds, suave swindlers, drunken sailors, rebels, reunited lovers, she barracks, and much more. Thorpe is a convivial storyteller and relishes the opportunity of presenting these stories and tries to be as accurate as he can. Anyone who enjoys incredible real stories, Irish History, or criminal cases will find something to appreciate here.About BrambleHill Press: BrambleHill Press Limited has been set up to publish forgotten or neglected texts that we come across and feel are interesting, relevant, and should be much wider known. We take these texts and redesign them, adding footnotes, indexes, or other material that may help the reader.
 

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الصفحة 155 - Drink of this cup, you'll find there's a spell in its every drop 'gainst the ills of mortality. Talk of the cordial that sparkled for Helen ! Her cup was a fiction, but this is reality (Barclay and Co.'s). If they ever send it in a flat state, complain to the Governor. Yours, RS" " RS ! " said Kit, after some consideration.
الصفحة 192 - The river nobly foams and flows, The charm of this enchanted ground, And all its thousand turns disclose Some fresher beauty varying round; The haughtiest breast its wish might bound Through life to dwell delighted here; Nor could on earth a spot be found To nature and to me so dear, Could thy dear eyes in following mine Still sweeten more these banks of Rhine!
الصفحة 68 - Parliament passed in the session of Parliament holden in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of her present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Law respecting defamatory Words and Libfl.
الصفحة 129 - FROM distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas we come, Though not with much eclat, or beat of drum; True patriots all, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good...
الصفحة 301 - Every person who shall be brought before any of the said magistrates charged with having in his possession or conveying in any manner anything which may be reasonably suspected of being stolen or unlawfully obtained, and who shall not give an account to the satisfaction of such magistrate how he came by the same...
الصفحة 386 - Close by a ruin'd castle's rude remains. Half buried there lie many a broken bust, And obelisk, and urn, o'erthrown by Time ; And many a cherub, there, descends in dust From the rent roof, and portico sublime.
الصفحة 187 - ROYAL VISITS. In 1849, Dublin had the honour of a Royal visit, which was regarded by all classes as a most gratifying event. On the 5th of August, her Majesty Queen Victoria arrived in Kingstown Harbour, accompanied by Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, Prince Alfred, and the Princess Alice. The Victoria and Albert yacht was escorted by ten war steamers, and the squadron anchored about eight o'clock in the evening. The Queen made a public entry into Dublin on the following day,...
الصفحة 192 - And peasant girls, with deep blue eyes, And hands which offer early flowers, Walk smiling o'er this paradise...
الصفحة 302 - ... and shall be liable to a penalty of not more than five pounds, or, in the discretion of 'the magistrate, may be imprisoned in any gaol or house of correction within the metropolitan police district, with or without hard labour, for any time not exceeding two calendar months...
الصفحة 178 - THE man of firm and righteous will, No rabble, clamorous for the wrong, No tyrant's brow, whose frown may kill, Can shake the strength that makes him strong...

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