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Mr Jones now received a visit from Mrs Miller, who, after some formal introduction, began the following speech:--"I am very sorry, sir, to wait upon you on such an occasion; but I hope you will consider the ill consequence which it must be to the reputation of my poor girls, if my house should once be talked of as a house of ill-fame.
or what sort of a gentleman, that his ill-fame should be thus current on the wayside?
No one ever spoke to her so but the justices of the peace who tried her for trying to get out of a house of ill-fame.
The blasphemous behavior in the august legislature by converting the parliament premises in to a temporary house if ill-fame, with women, hooch and buffoonery and depriving the august premises of its sacred character.
At that time no big company was ready to talk to us as Thar Coal project had already earned much ill-fame and bad reputation.
Synopsis: Dressed only in a nightshirt and unarmed, Sheriff Thomas Logan lay bleeding outside the Jewel, a house of ill-fame.
The topics include Shakespeare and the unsexed females, the princess and the playwright, African American women writers and Shakespeare, 19th-century Italian international actress Adelaide Ristori as lady Macbeth, the political and personal dimension of Helena Modjeska's contribution to Shakespeare studies, women of ill-fame and Shakespeare performance in colonial Bengal, Cuban women and Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Native Canada and Quebec in late 20th and early 21st centuries, and Shakespeare by Brazilian women.
Casement declined "in all humility" to sign a paper "which would brand him as a man of ill-fame, a test which would not have been imposed in Ireland [and which] would strengthen the scandalous rumours as to his private life [that would circulate] with greater force afterwards if such an instrument were known to have been signed by him" (Herbert Mackey).
ill-fame, and illumined by all the stars in the firmament.
He found the statements conflicted somewhat, but found just as interesting a fight between a group of men and women of ill-fame and a contingent of guards and prisoners.
A third claimed that a saloongoer was a "horse-jockeying, gad-about sort of man, a frequenter of houses of ill-fame, a runner of a threshing machine.