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" ... grievously whipped and burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch about, as a manifestation of his wicked life, and due punishment received for the same. "
The Quarterly review - Pagina 440
1826
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The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple ..., Edizioni 1-4

Myrna M. Boyce - 1922 - 76 pagine
...loitering and refusing to work for such reasonable wage as is commonly given, should, for the first offense be grievously whipped, and burned through the gristle...right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch about."7 Among the later enactments were the statutes of Elizabeth for the years 1598 and 1601, under...
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King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1909 - 208 pagine
...at the next assizes, if he be convicted for a vagabond, he is then adjudged to be grievouslywhipped, and burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot' iron, as a manifestation of his wicked life, and due punishment rereived for the same. If he be taken the...
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Report and Transactions - The Devonshire Association for the ..., Volume 11

Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art - 1879
...took the following frightful shape : " A Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle...right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service lor a Year. And if being of the Age of eighteen...
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Every Man in His Humor

Ben Jonson - 1971 - 260 pagine
...letters. 32 BURNED . . . ROGUE By Elizabethan law, rogues and vagabonds over 14 were, as punishment, "burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch . . ." (14 El. c.5). This law was repealed in 1593 but, since it had been in force for nearly 20 years,...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - 1976 - 368 pagine
...they are found that they 'belong' to a nobleman, they are b'able to be gaoled, whipped and even 'burnt through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch about'. For this savage humiliation, they are classified not merely with bearwards and minstrels but...
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Punishments of Former Days

Ernest W. Pettifer - 1992 - 175 pagine
...gaol, and, if convicted at the next Quarter Sessions or Assizes, to be "grievously whipped, and burnt through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch about," so that it would appear that the earlier statute had not greatly reduced the numbers of the...
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Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People

David A. Snow, Leon Anderson - 1993 - 405 pagine
...Branding was common, as was ear boring, which was introduced in a 1572 statute that required all vagabonds to be "grievously whipped and burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron an inch in diameter." 30 Imprisonment of vagrants was common, and they were often confined in the bridewell,...
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Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe

Robert Jütte, Robert J. Tte - 1994 - 239 pagine
...breasts. Ear-boring is first mentioned in a statute passed in 1572, requiring all apprehended vagabonds to be 'grievously whipped and burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron ' an inch in diameter. We have evidence that this degrading punishment was in fact executed on several...
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King Henry VI Part 2: Third Series

William Shakespeare - 1999 - 491 pagine
...whipped Elizabeth had repealed a statute of Henry VIII by which, as well as whipping, vagabonds were 'burned through the gristle of the right ear with a hot iron of the compass of an inch' (14 Eliz. c. 5), but in 1593 an act confirmed that 'whipping . . . shall henceforth stand and be revived,...
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Reproducing the State

Jacqueline Stevens - 1999 - 307 pagine
...standard punishment, "if he happen to be convicted for vagabound" is that he is "immediately adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the gristle of the right ear with an hot iron of the compass of an inch about, as a manifestation of his wicked life."'0'' The third...
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