Marshalsea

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Marshalsea

historically a court held before the knight marshal, abolished 1849.

MARSHALSEA, English law. The name of a prison belonging to the court of the king's bench.

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Many eyes, that have long since been closed in the grave, have looked round upon that scene lightly enough, when entering the gate of the old Marshalsea Prison for the first time; for despair seldom comes with the first severe shock of misfortune.