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By Jonathan Goodman

An up-to-date and enlarged variation of an annotated assortment initially released greater than twenty years in the past, Bloody Versicles serves as books in a single: an anthology of ribald, moralistic, unhappy, but fun and exciting verse on the subject of particular crimes; and a small encyclopedia of decide upon criminals and their wrongdoings.Some of the “crhymes,” resembling “Lizzie Borden took an awl… ,” are recognized, yet so much are frequent basically to scholars of specific circumstances. they've been chosen from resources within the usa, England and Scotland, Australia, and France and are consultant of all significant different types of offenses, with homicide inspiring the most important part.

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I have had to omit several lyrics which rely upon their musical accompaniment for phrasing and punctuation, and so make poor, sometimes almost meaningless, reading. Perhaps the most conspicuous absentee among the poems is Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” the subject of which is Charles Thomas Wooldridge, a trooper of the Royal Horse Guards, who was hanged in July 1896 for the murder of his unfaithful wife; that poem, which runs to 109 stanzas, is too long to be included, and it would be a shame to present it in anything less than its entirety.

I. Title. 008’0355—dc20 92-26985 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication data are available. Once again for Susan Contents List of Illustrations Foreword Introduction Murder Adultery Attempted Suicide Bigamy Delinquency Fraudulent Conversion Incest Larceny Perjury Prostitution Rape Treason Poetic Justice A Medico-Legal Expert Acknowledgments Index List of Illustrations “The Murder at Fall River” (Thomas M. McDade collection) “The Murder in the Railway Train” A “Muller” Hat (Borowitz True Crime Collection) The Monster playbill (Richard Whittington-Egan collection) Lindbergh ransom note (Thomas M.

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