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«Better to build schoolrooms for the boys than prison and gallows for the men»
«Earl of Sandwhich . . .You shall either die of the pox or on the gallowsJohn Wilkes . . . That sir depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics»
«If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows»
«If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.»
«GALLOWS, n. A stage for the performance of miracle plays, in which the leading actor is translated to heaven. In this country the gallows is chiefly remarkable for the number of persons who escape it.Whether on the gallows high Or where blood flows the reddest, The noblest place for man to die -- Is where he died the deadest. --(Old play)»
«And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.»
«And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.»
«And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them; / Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them; / But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.»
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«All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.»
«He hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows.»