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  • As soon as school was dismissed Lewisham made a gaol-delivery of his outstanding impositions, and hurried back to his lodgings, to spend the time until his dinner was ready — Well? ...

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • Two remarkable incidents marked the reign of Edward III. in connection with the City of London; the Lord Mayor was now constituted, by royal charter, one of the judges of oyer and terminer and gaol-delivery at

    The Corporation of London, Its Rights and Privileges

  • It is a vast liberation, a great gaol-delivery of the spirit of Man; nay, rather a great Acquittal.

    X. On Reading the Bible (III)

  • As soon as school was dismissed Lewisham made a gaol-delivery of his outstanding impositions, and hurried back to his lodgings, to spend the time until his dinner was ready -- Well? ...

    Love and Mr. Lewisham

  • The army was largely an army of gaol-birds, raised by gaol-delivery; but it was a good army of bad men; nay, it was a gay army of unfortunate men.

    A Short History of England

  • It is a vast liberation, a great gaol-delivery of the spirit of Man; nay, rather a great

    On The Art of Reading

  • The zealous author, however, regrets the general gaol-delivery on the score of sorcery, and thinks, had the times been calm, the case might have required a farther investigation, and that, on the whole, the matter was ended too abruptly.

    Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

  • Every person committed for felony or treason was entitled to be released on bail unless indicted at the next session of gaol-delivery after his commitment, and to be discharged if not indicted at the sessions which followed.

    History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8) Puritan England, 1642-1660; The Revolution, 1660-1683

  • We know better, and hence we buy the Radical vote by a little coquetting with communism, and the model working-man and the rebel by an occasional gaol-delivery, and the Papist by a sop to the Holy Father.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • 'Tout au contraire,' cried Lady Delacour, starting from her reverie, and assuming a playful manner: 'I have made a general gaol-delivery of all my old hatreds; and even odious Mrs Luttridge, though a hardened offender, must be included in this act of grace: so you need not fear that Mr Vincent should fall under my royal displeasure for consorting with this state criminal.

    Belinda

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