« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »
THE MOST NOTORIOUS CHARACTERS
WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF OUTRAGES ON
The Laws of England
SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ;
OCCASIONAL ANECDOTES AND OBSERVATIONS,
SPEECHES, CONFESSIONS, AND LAST EXCLAMATIONS OF SUFFERERS.
NE - YOK
JOHN RANN, COMMONLY CALLED SIXTEEN-STRING
JACK, EXECUTED FOR HIGHWAY ROBBERY. This fellow was entitled to be any kind of education. For some classed among the impudent and ar- time he obtained a livelihood by rogant self-created gentlemen who vending goods, which he drove round levied arbitrary contributious on the the city and adjacent country on au highway :- he was also os consider- ass. able notoriety in acts of such species A lady of distinction, who bapof deprecations, having been reyu. pened to be at Ball, took Rauninio larly iniliated, from the humble her service when he was about pick pocket.
twelve years of age; and his behaJohn Rann was born at a village viour was such, that he became the a few miles from Bath, honest favorite of his mistress and fellow parents, who were in low circum- servants. stances, and incapable of giving him At length he came to London, anú VOL. III.