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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Lord Eskgrove's judicial climax at Glasgow Circuit


LORD ESKGROVE, at the Glasgow Circuit Court, had to condemn two prisoners to death for breaking into the house of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, assaulting him, and robbing him of a large sum of money. He first, as was his constant practice, explained the nature of the various crimes— assault, robbery, and hamesucken, of which last (Scottish law term) he gave the explanation—namely, the crime of beating or assaulting a person within his own house. He next reminded them that they had attacked the house and the persons within it, and robbed them, and then came to this climax:

"All this you did; and, God preserve us! just when they were sitten down to their denner !"


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