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" A prison is a house of care. A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for one alive. Sometimes a place of right. Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among. "
The New Waverley Album: Illustrated with Numerous Engravings on Steel - Pągina 24
per John Tillotson - 1859 - 64 pągines
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The Book of Sun-dials: Originally Compiled by the Late Mrs. Alfred Gatty ...

Mrs. Alfred Gatty - 1900 - 529 pągines
...AMIIEY. heavy iron railings as to be practically useless. And yet the authorities might remember that "A prison is a house of care, A place where none can thrivr,'. not even a sun-dial ! The finest specimen of an erect engraved metal dial which we have seen...
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Greenleaf and Law in the Federal City

Allen Culling Clark - 1901 - 355 pągines
...the earth was his change of condition. On the tolbooth or city jail of Edinburgh is the inscription : A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among. Imprisonment for impoverishment is a rough remedy. It seems illogical and inconsistent to deprive the...
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Marshfield the Observer: And The Death-dance, Studies of Character and Action

Egerton Castle - 1901 - 361 pągines
...her eyes and so intimated she desired to sleep. CHAPTER XIV THE TOWER OF LIVERPOOL: MASTER AND MAN A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...thrive, A Touchstone True to try a friend, A Grave for man alive. Sometimes a place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of rogues and...
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Guy Mannering

Walter Scott - 1906 - 431 pągines
...against his horse's flanks, and rode forward at a hard trot to put his machines in motion. CHAPTER XLIV. A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes r>. place of rogues and thieves, And honest men among. Inseription on Edinburgh Tolbooth. EARLY on...
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Edinburgh: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City

Mary Gordon Williamson - 1906 - 326 pągines
...end of the hall of the old Tolbooth was hung a board containing verses which thus described it:— ( A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for men alive. Sometimes a place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place for jades and...
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Listening to God

Hugh Black - 1906 - 310 pągines
...ever been in it. A prison may well be—as the inscription on the old Edinburgh Tolbooth had it— Sometimes a place of right Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place of jades and thieves. And honest men among. To make our action moral we need a higher standard than any...
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Edinburgh: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City

Mary Gordon Williamson - 1906 - 326 pągines
...a house of care, A place where none can thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for men alive. Sometimes a place of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place for jades and thieves, And honest men among.' Scott, writing about the time it was demolished, thus...
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Guy Mannering, Or, The Astrologer

Walter Scott - 1908 - 431 pągines
...against his horse's flanks, and rode forward at a hard trot to put his machines in motion. CHAPTER XLIV A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...a place of wrong. Sometimes a place of rogues and thievea. And honest men among. Inscription OH Edinburgh T&llitHttk. EARLY on the following morning,...
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Old Edinburgh: Being an Account of the Ancient Capital of the ..., Volum 2

Frederick William Watkeys - 1908
...end of the " Hall " o u O zT O ui H CQ .8 Z I hung a board on which were inscribed these lines: — " A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for men alive — " Sometimes a place for men of right, Sometimes a place of wrong, Sometimes a place for...
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Reminiscences of a Rebel

Wayland Fuller Dunaway - 1913 - 133 pągines
...as he might have done; perhaps he was respecting the valor that he had lately witnessed. CHAPTER XI A prison is a house of care, A place where none can...thrive, A touchstone true to try a friend, A grave for men alive. —Inscription on the Old Prison of Edinburg. AFTER falling back from Hagerstown the army...
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