The mysterious stranger; or, Memoirs of Henry More Smith, alias Henry Frederick Moon, alias William Newman, who is now confined in Simsbury mines, in Connecticut, for the crime of of burglary: containing an acount of his confinement in the gaol of King's county, province of New-Brunswick, where he was under sentence of death : with a statement of his succeeding conduct before and since his confinement in Newgate (Google eBook)

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Published by Maltby, Goldsmith, 1817 - 108 pages
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Page 4 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 75 - ... this pair a Harlequin figure called Bonaparte, beating music and surrounded by children. "The first operation is from the tambourine player, or master, who gives two or three single strokes on his tambourine that may be heard in any part of the house, without moving his body. He then dances gracefully a few steps; then the two below tilt a few times in the most easy, pleasant manner; then the two children dance a little, holding each other by the hand; after this Smith begins to sing or whistle...
Page 4 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;
Page 75 - ... dressed in suitable uniform. Next him, below, is a lady genteelly dressed, gracefully sitting in a handsome swing; at her left hand, stands a man neatly dressed, in the character of a servant, holding the side of the swing with his right, his left hand on his hip, in an easy posture, waiting the lady's motion. On her right hand, stands a man, genteelly dressed, in the character of a gallant, in a graceful posture for dancing. Beneath these three figures, sits a young man and a young girl...
Page 75 - ... either side of her to propel it; below them a young man and girl playing at tilts; and below this pair a Harlequin figure called Bonaparte, beating music and surrounded by children. "The first operation is from the tambourine player, or master, who gives two or three single strokes on his tambourine that may be heard in any part of the house, without moving his body. He then dances gracefully a few steps; then the two below tilt a few times in the most easy, pleasant manner; then the two children...
Page 75 - Directly under these stands one whom he calls Buonaparte, or sometimes, the father of his family; he stands erect; his features are prominent, his cheeks red; his teeth white, set in order; his gums and lips red; his nose shaded black, representing the nostrils; his dress is that of the harlequin; in one hand he holds an infant, with the other he plays or beats music; before him stand two children, apparently three or four years old, holding each other by one hand, in the act of playing or dancing,...
Page 73 - He now produced an effigy of a man in perfect shape, with his features painted, and joints to all his limbs, and dressed him in clothes that he had made, in good shape and fashion, out of the clothes that he had torn off himself (being now naked), which was admired for its ingenuity. This he would put sometimes in one position and sometimes in another, and seemed to amuse himself with it, without taking the least notice of...
Page 4 - Province of New Brunswick, where he was under sentence of death: With a statement of his succeeding conduct before and since his confinement in Newgate. By Walter Bates, High Sheriff of King's County, New Brunswick.
Page 21 - ... that way, and that he could not survive another, which would probably come upon him about the same time next day ; that he should not recover, but God would have him; and asked Mr. Scovil to go to prayer, which he did, and prayer was attended with solemnity, by all present.
Page 56 - ... staple from the timber, which two yoke of oxen could not have / done. The iron collar, which was made of a' flat bar of iron, one and a .half inch wide, the edges only rounded, he twisted the same as if a piece of leather, and broke it in two.

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