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A Book Of Remarkable Criminals (Fiscle Part-X)

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A Book Of     Remarkable Criminals (Fiscle Part-X)
"The Silent Workings, And Still More The Explosions, Of Human Passion
Which Bring to Light The Darker Elements Of Man'S Nature Present To The
Philosophical Observer Considerations Of Intrinsic Interest; While
To The Jurist, The Study Of Human Nature And Human Character With Its
Infinite Varieties, Especially As Affecting the Connection Between
Motive And Action, Between Irregular Desire Or Evil Disposition And
Crime Itself, Is Equally Indispensable And Difficult."--_Wills On
Circumstantial Evidence_.



I Remember My Father Telling me That Sitting up Late One Night Talking
With Tennyson, The Latter Remarked that He Had Not Kept Such Late
Hours Since A Recent Visit Of Jowett. On That Occasion The Poet And
The Philosopher Had Talked together Well Into The Small Hours Of The
Morning. My Father Asked tennyson What Was The Subject Of Conversation
That Had So Engrossed them. "Murders," Replied tennyson. It Would Have
Been Interesting to Have Heard Tennyson And Jowett Discussing such A
Theme. The Fact Is A Tribute To The Interest That Crime Has For Many
Men Of Intellect And Imagination. Indeed, How Could It Be Otherwise?
Rob History And Fiction Of Crime, How Tame And Colourless Would Be The
Residue! We Who Are Living and Enduring in the Presence Of One Of The
Greatest Crimes On Record, Must Realise That Trying as This Period Of
The World'S History Is To Those Who Are Passing through It, In the Hands
Of Some Great Historian It May Make Very Good Reading for Posterity.
Perhaps We May Find Some Little Consolation In this Fact, Like The
Unhappy Victims Of Famous Freebooters Such As Jack Sheppard Or Charley
Peace.

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