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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
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The " of Murder." Thomas de Quincy, as is well known, has written a treatise on "Murder considered as one of the fine arts," and a sequel to the same giving an account of three remarkable murders in London in 1812. It is to be regretted that the opium cater is not still living, for be might find in the present war, and especially in the last raid upon Richmond, illustrations of his subject which no pen can do justice to like his own. Dean Swift proposed, observes Mr. De Quincy, to turn to account the supernumerary infants of Great Britain, which in those days were provided for in foundling hospitals, by cooking and eating them. This extravagance of the Dean was evidently unknown to the projectors of the Dahlgren raid, or the programme of the "Oakum and Turpentine Brigade" would never have omitted so philanthropic and practical a suggestion. The facetious monstrosity of the Dean might have been carried out in sober earnest, and the hungry troopers of Kilpatrick have regale