Newgate


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Newgate

(ˈnjuːɡɪt; -ˌɡeɪt)
n
(Named Buildings) a famous London prison, in use from the Middle Ages: demolished in 1902

New•gate

(ˈnuˌgeɪt, -gɪt, ˈnyu-)

n.
a former prison in London.
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Noun1.Newgate - a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
Wopsle got into Newgate, I thought he never would go to the scaffold, he became so much slower than at any former period of his disgraceful career.
To Newgate Gentle Youth (replied I), to see Augustus.
The children tumbled about, and notched memoranda of their accidents in their legs, which were perfect little calendars of distress; and Peepy was lost for an hour and a half, and brought home from Newgate market by a policeman.
The thick socks were peeled from his patent-leathers, the ragged trousers stripped from an evening pair, bloodstains and Newgate fringe removed at the water's edge, and the whole sepulchre whited in less time than the thing takes to tell.
But `worse' can never mean finding out that your husband is fit for Newgate," said Mrs.
I have, in less than half a year, tasted the difference between the closet of a King, and the dungeon of Newgate.
It was the ghastly popular record of Criminal Trials in England, called the Newgate Calendar.
When Lady Bellaston heard the young lord's scruples, she treated them with the same disdain with which one of those sages of the law, called Newgate solicitors, treats the qualms of conscience in a young witness.
And if I invite all Newgate or all Bedlam here, by they shall be welcome.
We should swing in a row at Newgate in six weeks' time
Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent.