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The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts   By: (1822-1898)

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THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks. The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY.

DAYS OF THE SPINNING WHEEL.

SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS.

QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS.

LITERARY CURIOSITIES.

NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY, ETC.

"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form." Salem Gazette.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post paid, upon receipt of price. Catalogues of our books mailed free.

TICKNOR & CO., BOSTON.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow For others' good, and melt at others' woe.

POPE: Odyssey.

But hushed be every thought that springs From out the bitterness of things.

WORDSWORTH.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

Some Strange and Curious Punishments

"Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." EMERSON

BOSTON TICKNOR AND COMPANY 1886

Copyright, 1886 , BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

University Press: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

PUNISHMENTS MENTIONED.

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ARREST of the dead 86

BACK "dress'd" 63

Banished 10

Books burned 15, 16

Bound and chained 8

Branded with a hot iron 2, 3, 43

Burned 83

CLEFT stick put on tongue 8

Confined at Castle Island 5, 48

EARS cropped 3, 10, 24

Eating one's own words 67

Executed (of frequent mention).

FINE and imprisonment (of frequent mention).

GAGGED and dipped or ducked (of frequent mention).

HUNG in chains 14, 15

IMPRISONMENT for debt 70, 71

In the bilboes 35

In the pillory (of frequent mention).

In the stocks 35

In the stocks on lecture day 8

"KISSING the Yssrow" 44

LIMITS of the jail 70, 71

PAPER on the breast with the word Cheat 33

Prisoners sold 21, 22, 47, 48, 49

Prosecution against animals 78

SENT back to England 51

Sent to Castle Island to make nails 65

Sewed up in bed clothes and thrashed 68

TIED neck and heels and thrown into a pond 28

Tied to a gun and whipped 20

Tied to a tree and chastised 81

Tongue bored with a hot iron 20

Tread mill 71 to 76

UPON the gallows with rope about the neck (of frequent mention)... Continue reading book >>




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