would have some tales to tell, if only we could hear it speak.
While in Newgate Prison, in anticipation of his ordeal in the pillory
, Defoe composed A Hymn to the Pillory
, a satiric panegyric to the "Hi'roglyphick State Machin" in which he would soon stand punishment.
In science's version of an old-fashioned pillory
, seven independent teams assailed the hypothesis that thousands of house-size snowballs plow into Earth's atmosphere each day.
did not, in fact, haul miscreants up before congressional committees," he writes, "fire or flunk non-conformists, pillory
them in the press or take their passports away." But Gitlin's attack on the anti-P.C.
Her husband, an old physician who had remained in Europe, arrives in America to see her on the pillory
. Assuming the name of Roger Chillingworth, he seeks revenge.
1837: A British Act of Parliament abolished punishment by pillory
. 1859: The great tightrope walker Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in just eight minutes.
Are they so devoid of imagination they must trawl through the trash and pillory
people who have trouble enough already, as well as two innocent children ( one as yet unborn?
The book, compiled by Coleshill Civic Society following sponsorship from the Local Heritage Initiative, focuses on the role of Coleshill as a coaching town, its 22 inns, workhouse, market place and pillory
. Dr Carl Chinn will launch it.
Pleading guilty, as technically he was, and appealing for mercy on the ground that he had not meant to be taken seriously, he was sentenced to stand three times in the pillory
, pay a stiff fine and remain in prison until he could provide sureties for his good behaviour for seven years.
Well-fed sports pundits, probably miles away from the action, who have access to replays from different cameras, slow motion etc, and decide to make it controversial and pillory
the referee's decision - which had been made immediately.
Let's not pillory
Jo Moore for doing her job too well.
Coleshill town councillor Barry Gascoigne has spent months restoring the 18ft high pillory
and whipping post that is attached to the outside wall of the Old Market Hall.