villainy

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A man must take with him into the world below an adamantine faith in truth and right, that there too he may be undazzled by the desire of wealth or the other allurements of evil, lest, coming upon tyrannies and similar villainies, he do irremediable wrongs to others and suffer yet worse himself; but let him know how to choose the mean and avoid the extremes on either side, as far as possible, not only in this life but in all that which is to come.
There will free readings of classic crime written by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie on the Saturday, and a talk by Gail-Nina Anderson on the Sunday about Victorian Villainies, from the melodramatic Sweeney Todd to the real-life horrors of Jack the Ripper.