The New York Tombs: Its Secrets and Its Mysteries. Being a History of Noted Criminals, with Narratives of Their Crimes

United States Publishing Company, 1874 - 668 頁

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第 528 頁 - Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named James Miller to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
第 527 頁 - In the name of God, Amen : I, Sarah M. Cottrell, of the Town of Scott in the County of Cortland and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament...
第 443 頁 - ... ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
第 15 頁 - It appeared to me that to draw a knot of such associates in crime as really did exist ; to paint them in all their deformity, in all their wretchedness, in all the squalid misery of their lives...
第 20 頁 - A prison taint was on everything there. The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men were all deteriorated by confinement. As the captive men were faded and haggard, so the iron was rusty, the stone was slimy, the wood was rotten, the air was faint, the light was dim. Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside; and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact in one of the spice islands of the Indian Ocean.
第 506 頁 - All their cares, hopes, joys, affections, virtues, and associations, seemed to be melted down into dollars. Whatever the chance contributions that fell into the slow cauldron of their talk, they made the gruel thick and slab with dollars. Men were weighed by their dollars, measures gauged by their dollars; life was auctioneered, appraised, put up, and knocked down for its dollars.
第 15 頁 - I had read of thieves by scores — seductive fellows (amiable for the most part,) faultless in dress, plump in pocket, choice in horseflesh, bold in bearing, fortunate in gallantry, great at a song, a bottle, pack of cards or dice-box, and fit companions for the bravest.
第 17 頁 - If great criminals told the truth — which, being great criminals, they do not — they would very rarely tell of their struggles against the crime. Their struggles are towards it. They buffet with opposing waves to gain the bloody shore, not to recede from it.
第 515 頁 - Come one, come all ! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I.
第 58 頁 - Tis his knock! He comes! — he comes once more!" 'Tis but the lattice flaps! Thy hope is o'er! "Can he desert us thus? He knows I stay Night after night, in loneliness, to pray For his return — and yet he sees no tear! No! no! It cannot be! He will be here! "Nestle more closely, dear one, to my heart! Thou'rt cold! Thou'rt freezing! But we will not part! Husband! — I die! — Father! — It is not he! O God! Protect my child!