In our case, the concurrence of thirteen distinct sovereign wills is requisite, under the Confederation, to the complete execution
of every important measure that proceeds from the Union.
Pray, Signor Pastrini," asked Franz, "is not some execution appointed to take place to-day?
Sort of wooden tablets hung up at the corners of streets the evening before an execution, on which is pasted up a paper containing the names of the condemned persons, their crimes, and mode of punishment.
At length a bailiff from the Châtelet clad in black, mounted on a black horse, who had been stationed beside the ladder since the beginning of the execution, extended his ebony wand towards the hour-glass.
This populace, disciplined to waiting for public executions, did not manifest very much impatience.
If you have seen an execution, how can you say you lived happily all the while?
They do not at all approve of women going to see an execution there.
You had heard that there was an execution
in the house?
He needed only, as soon as the execution
was over, to allow Mynheer Boxtel to ascend the scaffold with his servants, to remove the inanimate remains of his friend.
All went well with Donnelly until, in the following year, he found among the sheaf of executions that fell to him the name of Timothy Donnelly.
Farther on are the cells where the prisoners were confined, and the death chamber where the executions took place.
Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon the immediate execution
of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
After many fruitless attempts to gain admittance to the prison, he found a strongly grated window in an unguarded part of the building, which lighted the dungeon of the unfortunate Muhammadan, who, loaded with chains, waited in despair the execution
of the barbarous sentence.
I had nothing before me but present death; and as I had no friends to assist me, or to stir for me, I expected nothing but to find my name in the dead warrant, which was to come down for the execution
, the Friday afterwards, of five more and myself.
As the warmth of the cheerful day began to shed itself upon the scanty crowd, the murmur of tongues was heard, shutters were thrown open, and blinds drawn up, and those who had slept in rooms over against the prison, where places to see the execution
were let at high prices, rose hastily from their beds.