Many of your Lordships must recollect what used to take place on the high roads in the neighbourhood of this Metropolis some years ago. Scarcely a carriage could pass without being robbed, and frequently the passengers were obliged to fight with, and give battle to, the highwaymen who infested the roads.—Duke of Wellington's Speech on the Metropolis Police Bill, June 5th. Mirror of Parliament, 1829, page 2050.
Can any man doubt whether it is better to be a great statesman, or a common thief?—Jonathan Wild.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
HENRY COLBURN AND RICHARD BENTLEY,
NEW BURLINGTON STREET.