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Image from page 185 of "The history of Burke and Hare and of the resurrectionist times : a fragment from the criminal annals of Scotland" (1884)

Identifier: historyofburkeha1884macg

Title: The history of Burke and Hare and of the resurrectionist times : a fragment from the criminal annals of Scotland

Year: 1884 (1880s)

Authors: MacGregor, George

Subjects: Burke, William, 1792-1829 Hare, William, 1792?-1870? Body snatching Grave robbing Grave Robbing

Publisher: Glasgow : T. D. Morison

Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

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ed the room, Math theirrods in their hands. Burke, seeing the end had now come,expressed his gratitude to the magistrates, and especially toBailie Small, for their kindness to him, and also to the prisonand lock-up officials. The solemn procession then formed, andmarched out of the jail to the scaffold. Burke was supported on either side, as he walked up Liber-tons AVynd towards the Lawnmarket, by the Catholic priests,and he leaned on the arm of Mr. Reid. The two bailies headedthe procession, and Avhenever they made their appearance theenormous crowd sent up one loud and simultaneous shout.The condemned man was affected by this outburst of popularfeeling, and, as if afraid the mob might break through thebarriers and tear him to pieces, he made haste to ascend thescaffold. His appearance there was the signal for another yellof execration from the multitude. Shouts of Burke him, choke him, No mercy, hangie, came from all sides; butotherwise the crowd showed no signs of interfering. They

 

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