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Police There once purloiner Who went Mac D's in He scattered cash And gave bash, And now months " Hutchinson, 39, of Moss Row in Bury, first went into Asda in the Pilsworth area and tried to steal whisky, electrical goods, and perfume worth PS147.
Readers are informed that the Lombards originally were Arian Christians when, as Steven Fanning has shown, contemporaries were more likely to characterize them as "heathens." Fried embraces the traditional view of Charles Martel as the model purloiner of ecclesiastical property, despite several decades of scholarship that has more impartially contextualized Charles's actions.
[i]t was only when it dawned upon me that the purloiner of the treasure need not necessarily be a confirmed rogue, that he could be even a man of character, an actor and possibly a victim in the changing scenes of a revolution, it was only then that I had the first vision of a twilight country which was to become the province of Sulaco, with its high shadowy Sierra and its misty Campo for mute witnesses of events flowing from the passions of men short-sighted in good and evil.
This tactic, with a dash of poetic licence, has a history, of course--think Maggie Thatcher, purloiner of children's dairy products--and the Eye would be pleased to see a revival of the practice.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; ...
This seems to be the whole thing in a nutshell, the Brockton management being as brazen receivers of stolen goods as McGunnigle is a purloiner of the same.